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Mary McKenzie

Position:      Assistant Head
 Coaching and CPD, English, Subject Leadership, NQT Support
Location:      Craneswater Junior School

Current Responsibilities:

  • SLT.
  • Curriculum Leader.
  • English Leader.
  • CPD, Coaching Lead.
  • NQT Mentor.
  • MFL Leader.
  • Parent Liaison.

Experience in leading improvements in learning and teaching:

  • School Wide improvement and evaluation. 
  • Coaching staff to improve teaching and learning, both pedagogy and subject knowledge.
  • Developing English Curriculum.
  • Developing systems to close gaps in attainment for example pupil premium and boys writing.
  • Developing Subject leaders. 
  • Supporting middle leaders.
  • Curriculum Assessment.
  • In house monitoring using lesson observations, learning walks and work sampling. 
  • Leading whole school INSET.
  • Training for support staff.
  • NQT induction and training of NQT Mentors.
  • Performance management appraiser.

Specific SLE Area of expertise:

  • Coaching and CPD.
  • English.
  • Subject Leadership.
  • NQT Support. 

Other areas of expertise:

  • MFL.
  • Behaviour Support.