I am a Key Stage Two Teacher, ITT & ECT Mentor at Beech Grove Primary School in Middlesbrough. I am passionate about children’s literature and using high-quality texts in the classroom. In our school, reading is at the heart of everything we do, and this motivates me to provide the best experiences and models for children.
I have worked in schools and in Local Authorities, working on both school and curriculum development. Although my background is in Science and Computing, literacy has been a priority throughout my career, ensuring that pupils expand their understanding – and their imaginations! I am completely ‘bookish’ and love a good discussion about books and the opportunities that they present. I’m never far from a good book or my Kindle!
It is such a joy to be able to join such a wonderful team of Regional Representatives for the UKLA, and I’m looking forward to broadening my knowledge of children’s literature and the ways in which we can support children’s literacy learning.
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