This is a list of introductory texts originally offered as a starting point to English PGCE students, and useful for experienced teachers who want to improve their own practise.
If you have ideas about an issue that you would like to explore further within English teaching they provide a useful introduction and can help in directing you towards more specialist or focused literature.
Teaching and Learning English
From Communication to Curriculum
Noughts and Crosses
Brindley, S. (ed.)
Davidson, J. and Moss, J.
Ellis, V., Fox, C. & Street, B. (eds.)
Ellis, V. (ed.)
Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools (5th edition)
Learning Matters, 2013
Creativity and Learning in Secondary English