Holly Haines – English Subject Leader, Stoke Primary School, Coventry

June 2019

Primary English has been a huge support over the years in my role as an English subject leader.  The subject leader training sessions cover  a wide range of  relevant  topics that have kept me up to date with the changing curriculum and government agenda, but also enabled me to disseminate content to colleagues back at school and incorporate activities into our CPD sessions.  Rachel shares her research and vast knowledge of everything English with useful resources and practical ideas, always grounded by her extensive experience in schools and understanding of how hard it can be to constantly drive standards. We have combined this support with school INSET for various aspects we have focused on and to work with teaching teams to look at planning and progression and how to develop our coverage of the English curriculum. It’s always a pleasure work with Rachel, who undoubtedly guides us in the right direction!

Emily Marlow – Assistant Headteacher and English Leader,
St Mary and St Benedict Catholic Primary School, coventry

July 2019

Rachel has delivered a number of sessions to all staff working at our school. Professional development for Learning Support Assistants, NQTs and experienced teaching staff remains a high priority within our school and Rachel has delivered INSET to the highest quality.
All of our staff thoroughly enjoy their sessions with Rachel and leave feeling motivated and equipped to deliver the English curriculum with confidence. She is extremely professional and always readily available for advice and support.

Clare Bettles – Lead Practitioner, STEP Teaching School Alliance

September 2019

Rachel is an experienced, knowledgeable and motivated trainer. She has delivered bespoke CPD to English leads within our organisation throughout the year and has competently responded to the needs of our teaching school. She has ensured everyone who attends her sessions feel welcome and valued and plans and prepares sessions with care and consideration. All delivery has incorporated recent updates and materials, this has then ensured our attendees are knowledgeable and equipped to teach in the current educational climate. She has effectively incorporated a collaborative approach to the CPD sessions and Network Meetings to ensure an appropriate balance of input, discussion and active participation. Rachel clearly works extremely hard to help and support all who attend her sessions.