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Amy Chambers

Position: Year 2 Teacher
Location:  Copnor Primary School

Current responsibilities:

  •  English Leader for KS1 and KS2 (including phonics)
  • Year 2 Leader
  • KS1 Moderation

Experience in leading improvements in learning and teaching:

  • Introduction and implementation of a new phonics approach to support the teaching and learning of children across EYFS, KS1 and those children who still needed phonics intervention at KS2
  • Training staff on new strategies and approaches to the teaching of reading to improve comprehension and fluency
  • Introduction of a strategy to improve the teaching of vocabulary across the curriculum to improve writing and vocabulary knowledge for all pupils
  • Whole school approach to the teaching of spelling to improve this area across the school.
  • Introduced differentiated delivery approach using assessment for learning to improve progression of children across the curriculum
  • Implementation of a sequenced approach to the teaching of writing incorporating drama, text immersion, link texts and audience and purpose to improve writing especially for greater depth writers
  • Developing new assessments and tracking documents for English
  • Leading staff meetings and INSETS
  • Coaching and supporting staff
  • Internal moderation of writing and reading
  • Supporting NQTs and Trainee Teachers
  • KS1 moderation

Specific SLE area of expertise:

  • English – including writing, reading, phonics, vocabulary and spelling 

Other areas of expertise

  • Assessment

  • KS1 moderation