About Jennifer Webb

Jennifer Webb is a Teacher and Assistant Principal working in a busy secondary school.

I am a teacher, leader, author, blogger and speaker.

I am currently Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Trinity Academy Cathedral, an outstanding state secondary school in Wakefield. Over the course of my career I have worked at a number of other schools in West Yorkshire as a Head of English, an AST and a Lead Practitioner. I am the author of the best-selling books, ‘How to Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty’ (2019), ‘Teach Like a Writer’ (2020) and ‘The Metacognition Handbook’ (2021). I look forward to the 2023 publication of ‘Essential Grammar: What Every Secondary English Teacher Needs To Know’, which I have written with Marcello Giovanelli and will be published by Routledge.

I provide online CPD for teachers, and raise funds for a number of charities through ticket and recording sales.

I feel privileged to work with a highly talented and dynamic team, learning that leadership is hard but rewarding, and that mistakes are gold dust if you embrace them.

I’m mum to two beautiful boys; the most important and challenging job in the world!

I blog in order to develop myself, reflect on my experiences and share good practice.

Find me on Twitter @FunkyPedagogy

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Revealing the master plan…

I have run a few courses this year for people in leadership positions, and shared my ‘master’ sheet as an example of how I try to keep all my plates…
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The Power to Choose

This probably won’t be interesting to most people, but on the off-chance that you are feeling like this, I hope this blog makes you realise that you aren’t the only…
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