English, ITT/NQT, Behaviour & Discipline, Attendance, T & L
Main Phase: Secondary
Sam is currently working as Lead Teacher of English and Literacy at The Priory School alongside her pastoral role as Head of House, having previously worked as Deputy Head of KS3 (pastoral) in Telford. Her main focus within the department is developing innovative styles of teaching and learning, improving standards of assessment and feedback and supporting the training of student teachers. Across the school, she supports middle and senior leaders in embedding literacy throughout the curriculum and is involved in the delivery of both whole-school and departmental CPD.
Sam has supported other schools in developing literacy across the curriculum as well as establishing literacy network meetings and engaging with primary schools to develop accurate assessment and preparation for transition. She has been involved with the development and delivery of the Teacher Enrichment Programme for the Salop Teaching School Alliance and has supported this with the knowledge obtained from her MA in Education where she has undertaken significant research into engaging boys in reading, positive behaviour management and embedding literacy across the curriculum.