Introduction to Aardvark SKE's English SKE Course:

Embark on a transformative journey with Aardvark SKE's English Subject Knowledge Enhancement course.


Guided by experienced course tutors, subject specialists, and grammar experts, you'll delve into the intricacies of the English language and explore the rich tapestry of literature it encompasses. Our comprehensive programme

equips aspiring teachers with the essential tools to excel as GCSE and A level English educators.


Topics covered in the English SKE course include:

  • Spoken Language
  • Grammar for teaching
  • Poetry
  • Novels
  • Plays
  • Writing for Different Audiences


General Contact Information for English SKE



Extended Access to Course Material:

Upon completion of the course, participants will enjoy continued access to our online resources for a period of one year. This extended access empowers trainees to refer back to course materials as they navigate their journey towards becoming proficient teachers. Many previous students have found this ongoing access invaluable for lesson planning during their initial placement school and as a reliable source of information whenever needed.

Join us at Aardvark SKE and embark on a journey towards becoming a skilled and confident GCSE English teacher. Apply now and unlock the potential of your teaching career.

Jo Adams

English SKE Tutor


Contact Details:


Phone: 07980 750836 


QTS Information:

Awarded QTS in July 2001 after completing my NQT year at Westcliff High School for Boys, a local grammar school.


Relevant Qualifications:

Graduated with a 2:1 degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Reading in 1999. Completed a PGCE in English (Secondary) at Anglia Polytechnic University in 2000.


About me:

With nearly 23 years of teaching experience, I'm a dedicated educator and a busy mother of three. My teaching journey began at Westcliff High School for Boys in 2000, where I eventually became the youngest and first female Head of English in 2006.


After a brief hiatus following the birth of my second child, I realized my passion for teaching was too strong to stay away. I held various roles, including KS5 coordinator at an outstanding comprehensive, and English Curriculum Lead for a SCITT run by Southend High School for Girls. Currently, I serve as Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning at Southchurch High School, where I'm committed to fostering quality teaching practices.


My career has been driven by a passion for ensuring every child receives an outstanding learning experience. As an outstanding teacher myself, I've mentored colleagues and trained aspiring educators, instilling in them the same dedication to excellence. My expertise spans across KS3, KS4, and KS5, where I've successfully supported students of all abilities.


Joining the Eureka team in January 2018, I've played a key role in revamping the English SKE course, crafting engaging content to inspire my tutees. It's a privilege to share my enthusiasm for English language and literature with aspiring teachers and witness their growth throughout the course.


Outside of work and family, I'm an avid performer and traveller. I've spent many years performing with local amateur dramatic groups and currently lead a charity band with friends. As an English teacher and voracious reader, I cherish moments spent immersed in literature, finding solace and inspiration in the written word.

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