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name

Ashley Oliver-Catt

Location: Cliffdale Primary Academy
Position: Head of School

Current responsibilities:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Pupil progress
  • Leadership development
  • Behaviour
  • DSL
  • Autism
  • Outreach

Experience in leading improvements in learning and teaching:

  • Curriculum re-design
  • Lead lesson observation schedule and conduct regular lesson observations and learning walks
  • Design and implement action plans as part of school self evaluation
  • Design and deliver whole school and cross school CPD
  • Design and support new staff induction programmes
  • Challenge Partners reviewer – reviews conducted in other schools
  • Lead on P-Level moderation, in school and across special schools
  • Lead on monitoring of pupil work files and staff annotation

Specific SLE area of expertise:

  • Teaching and learning – SEND, including adapting the Curriculum to make it accessible for learners with SEND
  • Assessment for pupils working at P-Levels
  • Autism: including behaviour, communication strategies and visual support strategies

Other areas of expertise:

  • IEP / Key skills targets
  • Interventions / alternative reading strategies for non-phonic readers
  • Interventions / alternative writing strategies – writing without a pen