Claire Hill and Rebecca Foster

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Twitter handle:           @Claire_Hill_ / @TLPMsF

Favourite book:           ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter (CH)/’The Collector’ by John Fowles (RF)

What we do

Brief biography:          Claire Hill is Head of English and Media Studies at Dover Grammar School for Girls. She is a Senior Examiner for Edexcel and works in a consultancy capacity with local schools. Claire has given talks at ResearchED, Ed Fest and Westminster Briefing, and has written articles for a number of education publications. Claire also writes the blog

Rebecca Foster in Head of English and Whole School Literacy at St Edmund’s Girls’ School. She has written for Tes and blogs at She has presented at ResearchED, and most recently at Ed Fest.

Claire and Rebecca are also co-writing the book Leading from the Middle: A Guide to Effective Middle Leadership, published by John Catt.

What we want to tell you about

Workshop title:         What does a research-informed English classroom actually look like?

Brief description:        We have been leading research-informed departments for several years and will be sharing how we’ve applied ideas we’ve taken from research into the classroom setting. From Bjork’s New Theory of Disuse to retrieval practice and cognitive load theory: what does it look like in the English classroom?