SLE designated specialism: Early Years
Swaffham Bulbeck Primary
Portfolio of experience, skills, knowledge
I am currently one of the acting Co-headteachers at Swaffham Bulbeck Church of England Primary School and am studying for a Masters in Education Leadership and School Improvement at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. Prior to that, I led the Early Years’ Centre at our school, developing the systems, curriculum and assessment in this complex setting.
With over fifteen years teaching experience, primarily in early years, I am passionate about early years’ education and the foundations for life it sets.
Particular interests of mine are independent learning and effective observation and assessment. I am currently working for Cambridgeshire LA as an early years’ moderator.
Working at a national support school, I have led sustained periods of support with a variety of schools, ranging from settings in special measures or notice to improve to those wishing to develop just one particular aspect of their practice. I have worked alongside senior leaders, early years’ leaders and teaching assistants to bring about significant improvements in practice and understanding.