Julie is an established English consultant with an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective learning and teaching approaches. She has a range of experience of teaching in primary schools across both Oxfordshire and Devon, including key roles in piloting and developing many aspects of English across the full primary range.
Julie has designed and delivered many professional development programmes and training materials to support schools in English, including interactive remote CPD. Currently, she works alongside Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance (OTSA), Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST), Oxfordshire County Council Early Years, Gloucestershire County Council Early Years and many partnerships and MATs. Work includes delivering training, curriculum development, working alongside senior leaders and collaborative teaching experiences.
In addition, she is an accredited trainer for the 1stClass@Writing intervention (Edge Hill University) and works alongside publishers, reviewing and developing materials.
Most importantly, her passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in the curriculum is seen through her innovative and creative approaches, which inspire both teachers and learners. More recently, she has joined the ‘Opening Doors’ team and is an advocate for using high-quality texts to enrich the English curriculum. As a firm believer in working alongside schools, Julie is keen to ensure that support provided is bespoke to individual school needs.
Julie's website: www.innovateducation.co.uk