Sarah Barker

Screen Shot 2018-05-06 at 09.50.06.pngWho I am

Twitter handle:           @MsSFax

Favourite book:          Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

What I do

Brief biography:

Sarah has been an English teacher in Bristol for 14 years and a Head of Faculty for 10 of those. In September 2018, she will take up her first post as an Assistant Headteacher. She is interested in leadership, wider educational contexts, and English Literature. She has an MA from the UCL IoE in Educational Leadership. She lives with her husband and daughter in Bristol and enjoys reading, blogging, and board games.

What I want to tell you about

Workshop title:           The Weight of the World: The English contribution to the P8 measure and strategies for effective faculty leadership.

Brief description:

The contribution of English and Maths to the P8 measure can be overwhelming for subject leaders. This session will explore strategies for achievement and progress. It will look at identification of groups and how to maximise use of ‘best’ English for the individual students and the school, including split entry.  The second half will be a middle-leader perspective on exploring faculty data within the national context.