2019 Teacher Trailblazers 

Reading our Teacher Trailblazers’ latest tips for teaching poetry and try their lesson plans

Gagandeep has taught English in Birmingham and West London and is Head of English in Ark Pioneer in September 2019. Gagandeep enjoys writing poetry herself and designed a poetry writing unit at her previous school, Greenford High School. Gagandeep thinks it is such a pure way for students to express themselves and play with words and tries to encourage students to enter poetry competitions wherever possible so they have a purpose for perfecting their poetry skills and gain a sense of pride in their work.

Check out Gagandeep’s lesson plan  using Em Power’s Foyle Young Poet winning poem, God in 80s Movies.