Formed in 1947, LATE (the London Association for the Teaching of English) is a voluntary association of teachers of English and related subjects.

For more information on the relationship between LATE and NATE please find our clarifying statement Here.

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 email us: or