English Network Cluster
Our English subject leader cluster meetings and CPD is led by Dr Jeannie Bulman, a highly respected literacy teaching and education consultant.
“Jeannie Hill Bulman specialises in all aspects of Primary English Teaching and Learning. She is an experienced consultant, and has previously been a Deputy Head of two schools and English Subject Leader. She received her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2015 and her research on film education led to her receiving the United Kingdom Literacy Association’s award for research in 2016. Her recent publication ‘Children’s Reading of Film and Visual Literacy in the Primary Curriculum: A Progression Framework Model’ (Palgrave, 2017) has recently been nominated for UKLA’s Academic Book Award 2018. She has also co-authored ‘Film Education, Literacy and Learning’ with Becky Parry (UKLA mini book series).
She provides training and consultancy in all areas of English (through course attendance and bespoke in-school consultancy, inset days and twilight training sessions):
– Raising attainment in writing
– Developing reading comprehension skills and strategies
– Improving standards in phonics and spelling
– Developing the spoken word and drama
– Embedding a visual approach to learning in English – use of film and visual literacy.
She is also an external moderator (KS1 moderator and Lincolnshire’s KS2 Moderation Manager) and can support with English SATs and writing assessments at Key Stages 1 and 2. She provides support for subject leader development, monitoring and action planning as well as bespoke research projects.”