What We Believe
- Teachers as learners
- Practical strategies that are backed by research
- On-going support
- Keeping things simple
We are Literacy and Numeracy specialists with over 35 years combined experience in teaching and education. We provide workshops, bespoke support and curriculum resources that have direct impact on standards.
Who are we?
Jane has 25+ years' experience as a teacher and senior leader, as well as extensive experience of developing and embedding new teaching and learning strategies.
Jane is a Numeracy specialist and has more than 15 years' experience as a Head of Mathematics and Assistant Head in charge of data and assessment, mentoring curriculum leaders in the analysis and use of data to improve standards. She is also Deputy Project Lead for NFER for the national Numerical Reasoning tests and has developed support materials for and delivered the marking events for teachers and advisory staff across Wales.
In her role as an NSP Partner for CfBT Education Trust, Jane was the strategic lead for developing numeracy and numerical reasoning across the curriculum.
Jane has created and delivered a range of bespoke numeracy and assessment training workshops for schools across South Wales in both the primary and secondary sectors and has worked with senior leadership teams to ensure that literacy and numeracy is strategically and effectively embedded.
Finola has a unique skill set and is highly unusual in having taught both English and Maths in KS3 and KS4. Finola has over a decade's experience as a Language and Literacy specialist and has taught English from KS2 to KS5, specialising in A Level English Language and Linguistics.
Finola is an expert in coaching and mentoring having studied Psycho- Linguistics and Transactional Analysis and spending several years training coaches for UK Athletics.
In her role as Senior NSP Partner for CfBT Education Trust Finola was the strategic lead for Assessment, Recording and Reporting across Wales and has worked with numerous schools to develop and enhance assessment skills.
Finola is also an experienced project manager in both the private and public sectors working with NGOs and community groups across South Wales.
What we offer
We create bespoke support for schools designed specifically to address each school’s needs. Our support is designed to ensure there is a lasting impact on pupil outcomes. Research shows the most effective form of CPD allows for regular review and evaluation and is delivered over at least two terms. To sample the kind of bespoke support we can offer your school book on to one of the handful of workshops we offer each year by clicking on the link below:
See our case studies
An excellent day that fully met our needs and met many of the recommendations from our LA review. Thank you very much! – Jenna Jones, Deputy Head Teacher Tonyrefail Primary School