Deepening Learning in English – Debra Myhill

Supporting all learners to get the very best outcomes in English; reading, writing, grammar and spelling

The Portswood Teaching School Alliance was delighted to welcome Debra Myhill (Pro-Vice-Chancellor: College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter) as keynote speaker to the 2017 PTSA English Conference.   Debra explored meaningful and constructive ways to support children in becoming confident, and motivated, readers and writers, looking in particular at how grammar can be used as a resource to enable growth as readers and writers.

The PTSA was delighted to be able to offer delegates follow-up workshops including:

  • Being Creative with Language (Debra Myhill)
  • Greater Depth in Reading (Sarah Carpenter)
  • Investigating Spelling (Miranda Dodd and Natalie Wilcox)
  • Mastery in Writing (Steph Mander and Lewis Tribbeck)

“Debra Myhill was outstanding…inspiring and informative”

“Really useful and informative day…knowledgeable, passionate and up to date speakers” 

“It is refreshing to be able to go back to school with new ways of teaching grammar” 

“All sessions had elements that will move on our thinking…lots of new ideas and strategies to try”


The presentation slides are available on our Resources page