The ultimate guide to teaching secondary English

The ultimate guide to teaching English in a secondary school, this book supports you on your journey from trainee to head of department – and everything in-between. Succeeding as an English Teacher provides practical guidance in an accessible format to help you teach English at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. It covers key topics, including:

  • planning a knowledge-rich and diverse curriculum and schemes of learning
  • delivering engaging and effective lessons
  • advancing your subject knowledge
  • supporting students with revision
  • applying the science of learning in your English classroom.

Bloomsbury English

This book is perfect for any newly qualified or experienced teacher looking to develop their practice and progress in their career. Featuring the varied perspectives of 12 English teachers, this unique compilation offers invaluable advice and top tips for making every English lesson count, as well as real-life examples and opportunities for reflection.


Abigail Mann, Lyndsay Bawden, Fe Brewer, Davina Canham, Mary Hind-Portley, Ruth Holder, Kaley Macis-Riley, Laura May Rowlands, Andy Sammons, Zara Shah, Laura Tsabet and Holly Wimbush are a group of experienced and enthusiastic English teachers working in schools across the country. They are all highly active in developing and promoting English teaching, whether in key school positions such as literacy lead or head of department, or working as consultants, speaking at conferences, sparking conversations on social media or conducting research.


The Succeeding As… series offers practical, no-nonsense guidance to help you excel in a specific role in a secondary school. Including everything you need to be successful in your teaching career, the books are ideal for those just starting out as well as more experienced practitioners looking to develop their skill sets.

Paperback | 256pp | 9781472989413 | £16.99

eBook | 256pp | 9781472989406 | £15.29

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