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New report reveals challenges, tensions and opportunities for English Literature teachers


The post-pandemic challenges faced by English Literature teachers and the successful strategies they are deploying to support students are explored in a major new report from Tassomai, the intelligent learning program that raises attainment in secondary education. 

The report, Challenges, tensions and opportunities in English literature teaching, draws on the insights of a panel of expert English heads of departments, teachers and representatives of key education organisations and explores what the future holds for secondary English Literature teaching. 

The short report, which includes input from representatives from the Chartered College of Teaching, The English Association and the National Association for the Teaching of English, covers the impact of the pandemic on teaching, the support Year 11s need this year to catch-up, accelerate their learning and prepare for GCSE exams, and investigates the role edtech can play in supporting English Literature teaching. 

The report also contains key advice from the contributors and a detailed reading and resources section. 

Murray Morrison, founder and CEO of Tassomai, added:

“Our fascinating discussions revealed much about the creativity and ingenuity of English teachers and the sheer passion with which they deliver their subject, unlocking its vibrancy to a new generation of students.

“Although we explored the trials and challenges that the education sector has faced recently, the overall tone of the discussion was one of positivity and looking forward to the future. English teachers looking for inspiration and guidance on supporting their students as they head towards their summer GCSE English Literature examinations will find much of value with this report.”

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