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Salaried Academic Tutor

With over 20 years' experience as a primary teacher, I now work as an academic tutor. I enjoy supporting students and helping them to become reflective and confident newly qualified teachers.

I am passionate about the teaching of English; both its importance within education and as a life skill. Supporting and encouraging pupils to develop a love of reading and writing was always a goal of mine within the classroom. I also enjoy mentoring and coaching students. I have recent and relevant knowledge of the primary curriculum, with a particular focus on English, including the latest Ofsted requirements and policy.

Teaching and supervision

I am a PAT and University Based Mentor (UBM). In addition, I have briefly worked as  tutor for secondary English students. I am also module leader for EDP381 for the PGCE Primary Education (IDL). I currently support with:

My area of expertise is primary education and I have taught in most primary year groups. In addition, I am an experienced English coordinator. A large part of my role in school involved promoting good progress and outcomes for pupils from nursery through to Year 6. I led, monitored and evaluated whole school English policy, implementing changes when needed. I have considerable experience in supporting and mentoring primary colleagues, helping to develop their knowledge regarding subject content and delivery across all primary key stages, and also aiding them in developing successful pedagogical practice.

Last updated 19 January 2022