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Jo Petch

Current Responsibilities:

  • Member of school SLT
  • English leader
  • CPD leader
  • PSENSP outreach coordinator
  • Coaching/Mentoring leader

Experiences in Leading Improvements in Learning and Teaching:

  • Leading/delivering whole staff and joint school CPD/INSET training
  • Coaching/mentoring staff to improve teaching
  • Devising and creating new strategies and systems to support learners with specific needs
  • Lesson observations and feedback
  • Moderation of work files and key skills programmes
  • Part of a research project on progress in English for pupils with SEN
  • Outreach work with PSENSP across Portsmouth schools – supporting staff to devise strategies and create resources to improve outcomes for pupils with SEN
  • Staff appraisal leader
  • Developed and lead induction programmes for new staff
  • Creating and implementing home school reading
  • Creating a new library and developing it as a school resource

Specific Areas of Expertise:

  • Adapting the Primary curriculum to make it accessible for learners with SEN or additional needs
  • Alternative approaches to reading/writing (eg. when phonics doesn’t work/writing without a pen)
  • Individual learning plans (and resources)
  • Methods to evidence progress for pupils with SEN
  • Devising active strategies or interventions for SEN pupils in reading/writing
  • Deploying support staff
  • ASD and communication friendly environments
  • Visual communication strategies (eg use of schedules to support ASD learners)
  • P-Level and lower NC level learners