English

Kathleen Cushnie
SLE Specialism: English
School and Current Role: Deputy Headteacher, Hazelbury Primary School
 
Achievements in current role 
  • Improved the quality of teaching in literacy
  • Raised pupils’ attainment and progress
  • Support and coaching of trainee teachers
  • Delivery of Grammar Champions workshops to schools in the borough
  • Panel member – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Standard Setting Meeting at DfE
Specialist support I can offer/ areas of expertise 
  • Improving the quality of teaching and learning in literacy
  • Coaching and support to strengthen leadership capacity
  • Writing schemes of work
  • Whole school INSET/Training
  • Development of LILAC strategies across the curriculum
  • Writing Assessments
Specialist Support I have offered to other schools
  • STA approved Key Stage 2 Moderator for the Local Authority
  • LA Consultant Leading Teacher for Literacy
  • LA – TA Literacy induction training
  • LA – NQT Literacy training
  • Leadership support for English leader at two local primary schools
  • Implementation of whole school Big Writing and whole school marking systems including working one to one with leader and delivering INSET

Kelly Gradwell
SLE Specialism: English, Maths and Behaviour
School and Current Role: Head of School at Chesterfield Primary School
 
Areas of Expertise
  • Teaching and Learning under the new Ofsted Framework
  • End of Key Stage Achievement
  • Developing the roles of senior and middle leaders
  • Restorative practices for behaviour management
Recent examples of work with other leaders
  • School to school support for the development of leaders
  • School to school support for behaviour management
  • Key Stage 2 Moderator for the Local Authority

 

Andrea Savas
SLE Specialism: Literacy 
School and Current Role: Deputy Headteacher at Delta Primary School
 
Achievements in current role:
• Mentored a number of NQT and GTP students.
• Monitored the progress of all the children within Literacy – phonics, reading and writing.
• Delivered staff training.
• Supported planning sessions.
• Observed teaching – giving constructive feedback.
• Completed moderation of teaching staff.
• Supported leaders within the school.
• Introduced the Big Write across the Bowes Learning Alliance.
• Raised the profile of writing and achievement of writing.
• Regular monitoring.
• Supported assessment/moderation of writing and Learning moderations across Bowes New Southgate and Bowes Edmonton.
• Modelled lessons/team teaching.
• Building confidence.
• Supported Achievement Leaders and Leaders of Learning – Joint observations and moderations.
 
Specialist support I can offer/ areas of expertise:
• Teaching and Learning under the new Ofsted Framework.
• Leading Literacy across Bowes New Southgate and Bowes Edmonton.
• Developing the roles of middle leaders.
• Planning and implementing improvements to meet challenging goals.
• Team teaching in a range of year groups across Key Stage 1 and 2.
• Delivering staff training.
• Monitoring the progress of Literacy within the school.
• Working alongside other leaders to develop the moderation process within the school.
 

Specialist support I have offered for other schools:
• School to school support for the development of leaders within different settings.
• Previously a Consultant Leading Teacher for English on behalf of the Local Authority.
• Being responsible for implementing systems to raise achievement in Literacy.
• Worked alongside the Literacy Leader to support leading the team effectively.

 


 

Tijen Hassan

SLE Specialism: English and Maths
School and Current Role: Head of School at Grange Park Primary School

Areas of Expertise
• Teaching and learning under the new Ofsted Framework.
• Leading Maths and English.
• Developing the roles of senior and middle leaders.

Recent examples of work with other schools
• Being responsible for improving teaching and learning at Chesterfield School.
• School to school support for the development of leaders within a number of settings.
• Key Stage 1 Moderator for the Local Authority.
• Previously a Consultant Leading Teacher for English and Maths on behalf of the Local Authority.