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Consultancy and School Based Training

English Consultancy and School-based training for schools and other agencies can be tailored to meet the needs of individual members of staff, groups of staff, or the whole school staff team.

 

These can be delivered by members of our English team on a full-day, half-day, staff meeting or an evening twilight basis.

Advice and support can be provided across a range of topics including:

 

·       Improving subject knowledge (eg Phonics, Spelling, Reading, Writing, Visual Literacy)

·       Support for the Literacy Subject Leader

·       Assessment for Learning

·       Use of Assessment and SATs analysis to support target setting

·       Developing monitoring and evaluation strategies

·       Cross-curricular literacy

·       Literacy Planning

 

Please email us using the form below if you are interested in accessing support of this kind.


Sue Dean - Senior Primary Literacy Consultant

 

Sue began work as a qualified teacher in Lancashire in 1991. She taught at Casterton Primary School in Burnley, initially working with pupils in Key Stage 1 but then working primarily with upper Key Stage 2. Through her work as a Leading Teacher, Sue was able to further develop her expertise in teaching English before joining the Literacy Team as a Consultant in May 2002.

Following a spell as acting Deputy Headteacher at Barrowford Primary School, Sue rejoined the Literacy Team to become Senior Consultant. 

 

In 2006, Sue gained NPQH and in 2010 became an accredited Local Consultant for Improvement in Stronger Management Systems and Support for Writing. Sue has a particular interest in improving writing, able, gifted and talented pupils and teaching children with English as an additional language.


Helen Atkinson - Primary Literacy Consultant
Helen Atkinson - Literacy Consultant Helen started her teaching career in Wigan, moving to Lancashire in 1985.  She has taught in a wide range of primary schools, coordinating a number of subjects and gaining teaching experience in every year group.

 

Before joining the Literacy team, she was a member of the senior management team in a Preston primary school, where she was initially KS1 leader, then Phase 3 Leader, with responsibility for Student mentoring and Literacy.  She further developed her skills in Literacy through working first as a Leading Literacy teacher, then as an Associate Consultant.

 

Helen also works with the Assessment team as a KS1 Moderator, and is a Literacy Consultant and a Teacher Advisor for Learning Excellence, supporting schools, running courses and providing consultancies.


Nicola Martin - Primary Literacy Consultant

Nicola has spent fourteen years in Lancashire working as a primary teacher, senior manager and consultant.  She joined the Literacy team in May 2004 after several years as a leading literacy teacher and subject leader and has been involved in co-developing and presenting the very popular boys' writing projects in KS2.

Nicola has a particular interest in the use of film to develop literacy and has gained Lead Practitioner status with the British Film Institute. 

In 2009, Nicola was awarded NPQH and in 2010 became an accredited Local Consultant for Improvement in Stronger Management Systems and Support for Writing. Nicola specialises in improving writing, boys' writing and ICT.


Caroline Yabantu - Primary Literacy Consultant

Caroline started teaching at Ightenhill Primary School in Burnley in 2001. She has taught in both KS1 and KS2 as well being a Leading Literacy Subject Leader and Associate Literacy Consultant.

In 2007 she joined the Literacy Team, working as a full-time CLLD Literacy Consultant and delivering the county-wide rollout of the Letters and Sounds phonics training.

On returning to school she became Assistant Headteacher and then in 2014 returned to the Literacy Team full time as a Teaching and Learning Consultant.

Her strengths include phonics and creative strategies to improve writing.

 


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