Creative and practical approaches for schools
Jane delivers outstanding consultancy, advice and training for primary and secondary schools. Drawing on nearly 30 years' experience - as teacher, leader, consultant and school governor - she prides herself on a warm and practical approach which supports colleagues in creative and manageable ways. Jane is also an experienced Philosophy for Children trainer, and has written numerous student and teacher text books.
Jane brings nearly thirty years' experience to her work as an education consultant and trainer. She's been a classroom teacher, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a head of department, a governor and a local authority education adviser. She now provides support and training directly to schools and in her other roles with ITT providers, governor services and as an associate trainer for the National Association for Able Children in Education. Teachers value working with Jane because their practice moves on and makes a real impact on pupils' engagement, enjoyment and success.
An experienced Philosophy for Children tutor, Jane also writes regularly for Oxford University Press. She has been Chair of Governors at a local school for 13 years. She is an avid reader and in spare moments, loves to write stories.
Consultancy, training and development
Jane specialises in tailored and flexible training and advice. Following discussions with school leaders, she'll agree a programme and timeline for the improvements you want, whether it's a half-day's planning support, a twilight training session, or a comprehensive package of teacher or curriculum development over several terms. Below is a list of work recently carried out with schools - but if what you want isn't here, just ask!
"What an amazing morning we had with Jane. We managed to plan a whole term’s worth of English - very collaborative and everybody contributing. She has such a great way at thinking ‘globally’ about a text and giving the children lots of writing opportunities. I feel that it was really beneficial for us all to have the chance to work with her. Now we have all had her input we should be able to sustain this type of planning for coming terms. I know it will have a lasting effect for the children."
Year 4 Teacher, East Sussex
Courses and consultancy - English
The East Sussex Way
Philosophy for Children
PfC improves oracy, literacy, social confidence and thinking skills. With a clear methodology that allows all learners to become confident philosophical enquirers, this is a highly effective and enjoyable route to higher standards across the curriculum - research has highlighted the all-round benefits, especially for children in groups vulnerable to underachievement. Jane is a experienced PfC trainer with a proven track record of leading whole-school PfC training and implementation in all phases.
Governor training and support for whole governing bodies,
on your school site and at governors' convenience
Whether you need a full review of governance or a one-off individual training session, Jane will bring a range of expertise to your governing board development. Jane is currently co-chair of a primary board and vice-chair on a secondary board. She has experience of leading governance training and reviews in both primary and secondary schools. Make contact to discuss your governors' needs.
Jane's Shakespeare workshops can be tailored to any play and are suitable for classes in key stages 2 - 5. Full of interaction and fun, each 1 - 2 hour session will be planned to complement your classroom input, offering:
Building on a class study of Romeo and Juliet, Jane led a fantastic drama-based session with our Year 5s which had them all enthusiastically participating. She used a variety of different techniques to engage all the children with re-telling the story and showing their understanding of plot and character. She taught us some stage combat techniques and every child was eager to participate and work collaboratively to show their understanding. What more could you ask than children wanting to read another Shakespeare play and looking forward to learning more about him at secondary school? An excellent workshop.
Year 5 Class Teacher
English lead, St Andrew's C of E PriMary
HEADTEACHER, WILLINGDON PRIMARY SCHOOL
DEPUTY Head, heron park primary academy
Trainee teachers, East Sussex School centred itt programme
School Leader, Uckfield college
NQT, St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary
Subject Leader, Beacon Academy
Year 6 Teacher, Chyngton Primary School
Headteacher, St Marks C of E Primary, Hadlow Down
Year 5 Teacher, Shinewater Primary, Eastbourne
Deputy headteacher, Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary
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