A Masterclass with Simon Russell Beale, by Natalie Lever

An evening celebrating 250 years of theatre at Homerton with Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall, Simon Russell Beale, and Professor Michael Dobson, who led an exploration into Shakespeare and performance, featuring new Arden editions of Shakespeare’s plays. Homerton remains a college of choice for many studying at the University of Cambridge on the Education, English, Drama and […]

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A Personal Touch, by Rashida Haque

With block placement over at our PP1 schools, it was time for all of us to gather again in Faculty and share our experiences with each other. After our subject studies session was over, we had an exciting yet different extra-curricular activity planned – a creative exchange! If you’re wondering what that is, the clue […]

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Taking Shakespeare to the Stage: “the readiness is all”, by Louise Chapman and Lara Garrett

Louise Chapman – English teacher and PGCE mentor I’ll start off this blog post with this disclaimer: I’m a big fan of Shakespeare. This is probably not a surprise to you, given the topic of this blog post and my profession as an English teacher. Nonetheless, I find that one of the most frustrating aspects […]

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Practising what we teach: the National Writing Project, by Ciara Judge

In an extra-curricular session at the Faculty of Education on Monday 30th October, we had the pleasure of experiencing a writing workshop with Simon Wrigley, National Writing Project outreach director. The NWP is a network of teachers’ writing groups, run by teachers for teachers. It is a not-for-profit, teacher-owned research project that aims to explore […]

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