Lisa Jane Ashes
lisa jane ashes

Lisa is an experienced and successful English teacher, AST and a former lead on Continued Professional Development at a secondary school in the North East of England, where she also assisted in developing whole-school literacy. In recent years, she has been helping schools develop their Key Stage Three curriculum, working with FE teachers in Manchester to support students (reluctantly) resitting their English GCSEs, supporting schools across one of the UK’s largest MATs and as a consultant with the British Council. Lisa has authored two published titles: Manglish and Teacher in the Cupboard.

Angela Jenkins

Angela provides specialist advice and support for the development of exceptional English curriculum, pedagogy and assessment both in primary and secondary settings. Angela is the KS1/KS2 Moderation Manager for two London local authorities, leads an Open University Teachers’ Reading Group in West London, creates and facilitates training for ITE students (based on the ITT Core Content Framework) and ECTs (based on the Early Career Framework) on behalf of a Berkshire SCITT and has been a research partner for the innovation agency Nesta’s funded project with No More Marking (2020).

Rebecca Kennedy

Rebecca Kennedy is an independent English consultant. She has a range of experience teaching and supporting primary schools and multi-academy trusts across the sector. Rebecca works as an associate consultant with the Open University’s Reading for Pleasure team, and she is a reviewer for Just Imagine. Her professional interests are children’s reading and writing and children’s literature. She has contributed to several United Kingdom Literacy Association publications. Rebecca is a committee member of the National Association of Advisers in English (NAAE).

Abigail Steel

As one of the country’s leading English language and literacy experts, Abigail Steel has supported schools, academy trusts, authorities and teachers, nationally and internationally. She has written literacy programmes, teaching resources, standardised assessments, children’s books, reading schemes and published articles. Abi is a committee member for NAAE, the RRF and the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction.

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