Lisa

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    Lisa is an experienced primary school teacher in the state and independent sectors.  She has taught in a very high performing independent school for over 11 years, entry for which is in high demand. She has in-depth experience of 4+ and 7+ assessments. Having been a dedicated literacy leader for nearly a decade, Lisa particularly enjoys developing children’s love for reading and writing. She loves introducing children to high quality texts and building their vocabulary skills and comprehension. Lisa is particularly skilled at teaching phonics and spelling and is familiar with Read, Write Inc and Jolly Phonics schemes.
     
    Lisa is a creative, warm and friendly teacher who believes in the building of strong relationships with pupils in order to feel confident, safe and happy to learn effectively. She is committed to fostering a supportive and collaborative learning approach, which encourages curiosity and the drive for self growth. She has experience working with children with neurodiversity including ASD and ADHD, and supporting pupils with dyslexia and who speak English as an additional language.
     
    In terms of mathematics, Lisa is trained in White Rose Maths methods and supporting pupils’ mathematical fluency, problem solving skills as well as developing their love of discovering the patterns within the numbers. She is skilled in assessing where pupils have ‘gaps’ in their knowledge and targets these areas accordingly for maths and literacy curriculums.
     
    Lisa has a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology, History and Social Policy, plus a PGCE in Primary Education. She has previously worked for the Cabinet Office and Department for International Development before training to be a primary school teacher. Her next steps are completing a postgraduate diploma in Child Counselling to work therapeutically with children and their families.