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Maria Thorne

Position: EYFS Leader
Specialism: EYFS
Location: Cliffdale Primary Academy

Current Responsibilities: 

  • Early Years Lead
  • Member of SLT
  • Pupil Premium Co-ordinator
  • NQT Mentor
  • Student mentor
  • Local Authority Early Years Moderator

Experiences in Leading Improvements in Learning and Teaching: 

  • Early Years Moderator
  • School to school support alongside EYATs
  • CPD training in and out of school
  • Supporting other EY teachers
  • Assessment practise through learning journeys and observational evidence

What are your Specific Areas of Expertise? 

  • Curriculum and Planning
  • Assessment against ELG
  • Phonics delivery and training
  • Learning Environment
  • Behaviour management
  • Improving teaching and learning