SPECIALIST LEADER OF EDUCATION (SLE)
Name: Jo Summers
Specialism/s: Early Years
Main teaching Phase: Early Years – Nursery
I have been teaching since 2007 and have taught in both the EYFS and also Key Stage 1. Since 2012 I have been a member of the Senior Management team at two different school settings in Northamptonshire, a large primary school in Northampton where I was the Foundation Stage Leader and a maintained Nursery School where I am currently the Assistant Head teacher. I have also supported a range of staff and practitioners in developing their role and practise through training sessions, both individually and in a group.
I have developed and supported the team in my own school who are all confident to extend and challenge children. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing excellent practise. I have experience in developing teachers and practitioners from a range of settings, including schools and also PVI early years settings.
Recently I have supported practitioners and teachers in:
- The Characteristics of Effective Learning
- Planning for the early years
- Provision Mapping
- Working with and supporting parents
- Literacy and Early reading and writing