Bordesley Green Girls' School

LBP in Action

Session details

Language Based Pedagogy (LBP) is an approach that integrates explicitly teaching  students the linguistic structures through which knowledge is constructed and mediated as part of subject content. This workshop will consider how an LBP approach can underpin literacy across the secondary school curriculum and  is designed to demonstrate strategies to help you to adapt your lessons to develop your students' language awareness and the language structures through which subject knowledge is realized.

A series of case studies will be presented from different year groups and key stages to show work in practice.

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Copies of any hand-outs used and a copy of /link to any presented materials will be made available retrospectively.

About the Presenters


Shabnem Arif is Head of English and KS4 Coordinator at Bordesley Green Girls School and Sixth Form College.


Shabnem Arif is passionate about the attainment, learning and opportunities available to all students regardless of their abilities . An experienced teacher of English she has worked in many different educational settings; during her career she has taken on the mantle of Gifted & Talented Coordinator; TEEP Coach; Examiner and marker for AQA, Edexcel and OCR and has implemented and led on whole school Literacy Coordination and training. She is currently Head of English and KS4 Lead for English at Bordesley Green Girls School and Sixth Form College