I am pleased to be a regional rep for the UKLA in the South west alongside Simon Pollard.
I have the pleasure in working in many schools in the region since 2010 when I moved to the south west after teaching in Somerset for a few years. I am currently the Hub Lead for Ilsham National English Hub and I work on the Education and School improvement team for Learning Academies Partnership South West. I am an Early Years SLE from the first round of designated SLEs in 2011. I lead an OU/UKLA Teacher’s Reading Group which I have done since 2020. I am also involved in being a teacher judge for the UKLA book awards.
Helping children to become a reader, love reading and become volitional readers is my absolute passion. My mission is to help colleagues to develop their communities of readers to ensure that a love of reading is prioritised and carefully planned to be the heart of every school. I love children’s literature, there is nothing better than the joy of sharing a book with someone and helping them grow in their reading for pleasure journey.
Being a member of the UKLA enables me to stay up to date with current literacy research and it supports me in my role supporting schools.
Please get in touch if you want to find out more
Twitter handle: @DcookeDanni