My approach to literacy
My approach is based on the understanding that teachers who read and who understand themselves as readers are more effective teachers of reading, and similarly, that teachers who write and who understand the writing process are better teachers of writing. My background includes senior leadership roles within primary schools with responsibility for whole school literacy, working on the 2008 National Year of Reading, with the international education charity Creativity, Culture and Education. I’m an associate consultant for the National Literacy Trust, deliver the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education‘s flagship programme Power of Reading, and am an ambassador for the creative writing charity Arvon
I am also currently developing a project with schools in Cornwall to improve young people’s creative writing through the creation of authentic, dedicated writing spaces within school.