I am currently Acting Deputy Head at Castle Wood following a long and diverse career in education as a Foundation Stage, Primary, Specialist and Support Teacher in state and independent schools, in the UK and aboard. I have been a Local Authority phonics specialist, Early Years consultant, LA moderator and Independent consultant supporting and developing children and staff across Coventry. As an Achievement for All Coach I worked with schools in the region to raise standards and close the gap. I have an MSc in Information Science and have completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning NPQSL. My extensive experience has enabled me to support and improve pedagogy in the Early Years and beyond through mentoring, coaching and training. I am an SLE for Leadership of CPD, Early Years, Phonics and SEN.