NATE News – Summer 2021
I hope the image above doesn’t bring back too many painful memories from the Euro final and the emotional roller-coaster was at least a distraction from the pressures of school and the end of term.
A well-deserved summer break is close and the highly anticipated (and debated) ‘freedom day’ is nearly upon us. Some things are coming home though, such as NATE’s membership, with our new membership manager, Janet Gough in place from August 1st.
In this edition of NATE News, we have a conference report from another successful online NATE event on the theme of inclusion, gender & sexuality, whilst we include all the latest news from our colleagues within the English teaching community, including details of CPD, competitions and enrichment. With a new IllumiNATE and latest news from Teaching English, Primary Matters and
English in Education, there’s plenty of updates for English teachers at all key stages.
NATE continues to be concerned with the latest figures surrounding the study of English at university and believes that the GCSE English Language curriculum has contributed to this. You can read NATE’s GCSE English Language survey report, including proposals for curriculum reform and hear from key figures within the creative industry too.
We have latest CPD news, including NATE’s ITE conference in November this year, plus plans to restart our Regional TeachMeets in the Autumn term. There’s a fantastic article on how Peter Rabbit can help with KS2-3 transition, another lockdown special, whilst Peter Thomas offers a personal response to Minister for Schools Nick Gibb’s post-pandemic plans in ‘Subject Matter’.
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Have a well-deserved summer break, forget about the football (for a few weeks at least) and keep safe, well and in touch with NATE.
Director of NATE