SLE Specialism: English
Emma is a literacy subject leader in a large primary school in South Devon. She has worked in a variety of roles in the school but loves the challenge of the literacy role.
Prior to this role, Emma trained as a Reading Recovery Teacher and found this professional development invaluable in promoting good practice in reading throughout the school. Emma remains in post as a full time class teacher, combining this role with subject leadership and is a senior manager within the school.
Emma believes passionately that every child should reach their potential in all areas of literacy and has developed an approach to literacy that has triggered rising standards in a large school within a challenging catchment area. She has engaged with a good number of national programmes and has first-hand experience of their impact on standards. She is passionate about the development of literacy at primary level.