I taught as a primary school teacher for over ten years with senior management responsibility and curriculum leadership expertise in Literacy, in a wide variety of schools across the northwest. I have experienced working in EYFS through to year 6. Before working at LHU I was appointed as a Literacy Consultant for two authorities working in partnership with schools to raise standards in literacy. I have also been an independent consultant working in international schools researching and developing literacy teaching. I am passionate about the teaching of Early Reading and am currently conducting research in Phonics.