Sabrina Broadbent

Sabrina Broadbent is a writer and educationalist and is currently Director of School Support at FILMCLUB. She is a former head of English in London state schools and an adviser at the English & Media Centre where she delivered in-service training and wrote teaching materials on all aspects of English and media teaching. She appears on Teachers' TV and on BBC Radio 4's The Write Stuff. Her journalism includes many articles for the national press critiquing the British education and exam system, assumptions about family and young people and the conditions needed for creativity to exist in schools. She has published three novels. Descent won the WHSmith Raw Talent award in 2002 and her third novel, You Don't Have to be Good was published by Chatto & Windus in 2009.

About her presentation “FILMCLUB UK – a platform for student voice”:
FILMCLUB offers young people the chance to watch, discuss and review a curated catalogue of thousands of films. The review section of the website attracts more than 4,000 young reviewers a week. These reviews provide an insight into young people's critical engagement with a diverse range of film from blockbusters to arthouse movies.