LATE was formed
in 1947 and pre-dates NATE (the National Association for the Teaching
of English). LATE is an active branch within the London and Hertfordshire
region of NATE.
The LATE committee (approximately 10 colleagues) meets regularly
to discuss current issues and concerns. Smaller groups meet to plan
conferences designed to explore issues surrounding English teaching.
These conferences provide workshops, keynote speakers and opportunities
for English teachers to get together and share ideas.
Over the past few years, we have produced leaflets for parents and
governors, and campaigned vigorously on curriculum and assessment
issues. We welcome support from colleagues in the London area, particularly
student teachers and newly qualified teachers.
If you would like to become more involved, please come to one of
our conferences or contact