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Kate Brooks

Position: English Advisor / English Lead
Location: Northern Parade Junior School

Current responsibilities

  • Running of Writing, Reading and Sentence level teaching and  learning
  • Development and implementation of a new approach to the teaching of reading
  • Development and implementation of T4W School coach
  • Running CPD – PDMs, INSET Days, Induction days
  • Conducting observations and book scrutiny to develop tailored action plans
  • Collaborative planning for the whole of the English and reading curriculum
  • Working with NQTs to develop their knowledge and practiceKS2 Moderator
  • Writing texts to be used in class across the school

Experience in leading improvements in learning and teaching:

Moderator for KS2

Whole school implementation of new strategy for the teaching and learning of reading  including the development of high level question skills

Whole school implementation of T4W and continually refining methods to further develop the teaching and learning of writing

Collaborative planning across each year group - for each area of the English and reading curriculum

Creating “I can” statements for reading and writing

Coaching and mentoring NQTs and established members of staff – supported by regular CPD, PDMs, INSET training, learning walks, drop ins, book

scrutiny and team teaching

Collaborative planning / team teaching of engaging sentence level teaching

Good understanding of the new curriculum and the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework

 

Specific SLE area of expertise

English: Reading, writing, KS 2 Moderator and Talk4Writing

Subject leadership

Coaching

Raising standards in teaching and learning of reading and writing

English and reading planning

Whole school implementation of new strategies

Good understanding of the new curriculum and the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework

Writing texts to be used within class