As an Education and Training consultant, my specialism is working with staff to improve English and maths provision for learners and retention, achievement and success rates for training providers.
As English is my specialist subject, I teach English from Entry to GCSE and have consistently delivered 100% achievement in Functional Skills English and over 92% (A-C) achievement each year in GCSE, since I started teaching. I managed a team of Functional Skills teachers who achieved over 91% success for Functional Skills in 13/14 and 14/15, before I was promoted to the cross college Subject Leader for English and Maths at an Outstanding college in South Yorkshire.
As Subject Leader I was responsible for leading on approaches to staff engagement in the promotion of English and maths, during which time we achieved a grade one for both maths and English in a mock inspection in 2015.
I had developed a Level 3 qualification in Promoting English and Maths in Teaching and Learning with Industry Qualifications, which enabled staff to plan action research projects to develop learner English and maths skills within every area of their study programme. Feedback on the course during the inspection included, ‘An excellent session that is exceptionally effective in developing staffs' ideas for promoting and integrating English and Maths in vocational settings.’
The training sessions I deliver as a consultant aim to capture the needs of teaching staff on a more individual basis and provide them with the training, strategies and resources they need to deliver Outstanding English and maths provision across the board.