Meet our Primary SLEs


Fran Housden

SLE Designated Specialism: Phonics and English

Spring Meadows Primary, Ely


I led KS1 Literacy in my previous school and am now a Year 1 Team Leader at Spring Meadows.  I have a special interest in promoting reading for pleasure and ensuring the children have access to high quality decodeable and levelled picture books.

I have developed Talk for Writing over the past few years with my classes which both myself and the children find a very enjoyable way of approaching writing! The process really does lead to some fantastic writing and helps to raise standards.

I have led staff training on Talk for Writing as well as intervention programmes such as Better Reading which is developed from Reading Recovery and is a very successful means of helping children to achieve their age related expectation. I have also established A-Z Literacy in school, again, an intervention programme that combines writing with reading for children that need extra support.