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Andy Tharby

Andy Tharby is a practising English teacher with nine years of classroom experience at a secondary school in West Sussex. He is also a research lead, with an interest in helping ordinary classroom teachers enhance their practice through engagement with a wider evidence base. He writes a well-regarded blog, Reflecting English, in which he covers a range of subjects from improving student writing to finding solutions to the problems and dilemmas faced by busy teachers.

Read Andy’s guest blog post for The Times Educational Supplement.

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Publications by Andy Tharby

Making every English lesson count

Brings the teaching of conceptual knowledge, vocabulary and challenging literature…

Making Every Lesson Count

This award-winning title has now inspired a whole series of…

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A master plan for vocabulary teaching in the English curriculum

October 08 2017

A while back I stumbled across this awesome critical vocabulary document on the website of Yokohama International School. It was created by an English teacher called Liz Davies. I suggest you have a glance at it before reading the rest of this post. It is, I hope you will agree, an extraordinary piece of work. […]

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‘Making every lesson count’ development programme

October 01 2017

In 2015, Shaun Allison and I wrote Making every lesson count, an evidence-informed book of practical advice for busy teachers. Since then, three more books in the series have been published: Making every English lesson count, Making every science lesson count and Making every primary lesson count. In September, our school – Durrington High School in […]

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