Jo Heffer has more than twenty years’ experience as a teacher and education consultant. After successfully leading literacy in primary schools in Walthamstow and St Helens, and being a team leader for the Hounslow Language Service, she became Literacy Consultant for Windsor and Maidenhead. As a consultant, she was fully involved with the implementation of Talk for Writing and was a lead consultant for the Every Child a Writer programme.
In 2012, she became a freelance consultant and since then has run training courses for AQA, OSIRIS, the Primary Writing Project as well as running her own bespoke training for schools across the country. These include training on the teaching of phonics, spelling, grammar, reading, writing and assessment. She offers a wide range of consultancy work for schools as well as working on the School Direct training in Windsor and Maidenhead. She is an accredited FFT Wave 3 trainer.
From September 2021, she will be leading on primary assessment in Ealing Local Authority.
In September 2020, her first book, ‘Grammar First Aid for Primary Teachers’ was published. She has also written a number of online resources for Teachit Primary.