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Izzy Lewis

Position: Headteacher 0.2, Deputy Head teacher 0.8. Coach/Mentor
Specialism: Developing Middle Leaders. Teaching foundation subjects through core subjects within the 2014 curriculum. English teaching. Developing Subject Leaders.
Location: St Jude’s CofE Primary

Current Responsibilities:

  • Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher
  • Curriculum enhancement
  • Coach/Mentor (inc NQTs/Apprentices/Teacher support programmes)
  • Reading Recovery, Better Reading Partnership, Fischer Family Trust, Inference trained.
  • Preparing for success with SIAMS inspection

Experiences in Leading Improvements in Learning and Teaching:

  • Developing school systems, implementing change and moving schools forward
  • In school coach and mentor for teachers new to profession, subject/KS leadership. Working with teachers in need of support and those in need of challenge.
  • Supporting staff in planning and delivery for the 2014 curriculum and designing booster and intervention support to close the gap.
  • Developing evidence to support effective judgements in reading
  • Experienced in training and supporting TAs and support staff so they lead high quality interventions to support progress.
  • CPD development for support staff to maximise their skills in the classroom.
  • Developing effective whole school approaches to Collective Worship.

Specific SLE Areas of Expertise:

  • Developing Middle Leaders – Action planning, reviewing data, differences between managing and leading, recognising impact, monitoring. .
  • Teaching foundation subjects through core subjects within the 2014 curriculum- Enhancing the English curriculum by using foundation subjects as a stimulus Teaching beyond the curriculum.
  • English teaching- developing skills sessions and application.
  • Developing Subject Leaders.
  • Supporting CofE schools aiming for Outstanding in SIAMS- Working with RE teams and implementing Collective Worship across the school
  • Creating bespoke Teacher/Support Staff interventions to support in reading
  • TA development- Developing CPD and training support staff to lead interventions
  • Miscue analysis as an assessment tool to support teacher judgements
  • Improving approaches to reading (guided, whole class and one to one).