Tanya qualified from the University of the West of England in 1997 with a BA Hons (QTS) and a specialism in English. She is an aspirational, visionary teacher with an unshakable belief in achieving high standards of education for all. She has supported, coached and mentored school leadership teams including SLT’s, subject leaders and class teachers in local authority schools and within academy trusts through a variety of education roles. This includes being a Specialist Leader in Education and as a Local Authority Teaching and Learning Consultant.
“I am first and foremost a teacher who believes in ensuring excellent outcomes for all. I have taught across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and my areas of expertise include phonic development and using these skills in reading and writing. I have had considerable experience using Jolly Phonics and Grammar – seeing children learn and embed these key life skills and enabling them to access the wider curriculum is a key driver in everything I do. I train and develop colleagues using highly effective interpersonal skills, building open and honest relationships, sharing subject knowledge and a passion for children’s learning. Training and support has been provided for all school stakeholders including Governors, Teaching Assistants and parents. I also hold the National SENDCo award and have significant experience of ensuring interventions match children’s needs.”