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 in Wakefield, and 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), all available on Amazon.

I deliver regular online CPD to hundreds of teachers every month and raise funds for a number of charities through ticket sales.

I am 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 little boys; the most important and challenging job and learning experience in the world!

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

Find me on Twitter and check out my CPD sessions on Eventbrite and on Vimeo.

My expertise



I am an experienced English teacher working in a state secondary school. My passion is to offer teachers more resources to further pupil education.



I present and deliver keynotes and act as a conference chair at a wide range of educational events. I am a founding organiser of T&L Essentials, which organises high quality, representative conference events for teachers across the Primary and Secondary sectors.


Teacher Trainer

I love delivering training for teachers and school staff on everything from English subject knowledge to cross-curricular pedagogy, to leadership skills.



I write books for teachers, as well as penning blogs and articles for a range of publications. I currently have four books published.



I work with English departments to develop their curriculum and support their teachers to affect positive change.



I lead on teaching and learning and believe in amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups in school leadership. I engage with organisations such as WomenEd, BAMEEd and The Maternity CPD Project to further this ambition for our sector.

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