ECT Subject Specific Enhancement ENGLISH 2021-22

Next Session: November 9, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are keen to ensure that all Early Career teachers have the opportunity to develop networks of subject specific enhancement to supplement their work on the Early Career Framework.  This training is open to all ECTs regardless of their ECF provider; we aim to be able to provide strong subject specific networks across our region.

The subject specific enhancement sessions for English will take place as follows and will be led by a facilitator from the school shown.  The method of delivery will be a combination of face-to-face and virtual meetings which will be confirmed prior to each session.

  • SESSION 1: Tuesday, 9th November 2021 – Sandringham School
  • SESSION 2: Monday, 14th March 2022 – Sir John Lawes School
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday, 7th June 2022 – Sandringham School

Who is this course for?

Early Career Teachers

Meet the facilitators

Session 1 and 3: Athena Pitsillis, Assistant Headteacher, Sandringham School

Athena has worked at Sandringham as an Assistant Headteacher since September 2018. She is responsible for a number of areas including data and assessment; exams; parental engagement and parent teacher conference evenings; interventions and catch-up funding; high starters and equality and diversity. She is an SLE in CPD and, for the last year, has lead the English faculty for a maternity cover.


Session 2: Ben Garcia – Assistant Headteacher, Sir John Lawes School

Ben has been teaching English since 2002, firstly in London schools and then, since 2007, at Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden. He was Head of English at Sir John Lawes before becoming an Assistant Headteacher in 2014. Since then, he has been a Specialist Leader in Education for English and has had responsibility for areas such as teaching and learning and exams, at Sir John Lawes and across the Scholars’ Education Trust. Ben has also been a facilitator and assessor for teacher development courses such as the HertsCam ELDP and the Chartered Teacher Programme.