Building the Bridge

Consultancy - Coaching - Tutoring - Resources

One of the defining characteristics of Literacy Bridge Education is my ability to offer a truly individualised service, whether that be to the children I work with, or the schools who seek support with units of work or coaching for inexperienced staff. You can request one scheme of work or revision session, or ask me to work with someone for a whole term: if I can accommodate your needs, I will strive to do so.

Please use the links below to explore the areas in which I can help in more detail, as well as to read some of the testimonials I have received.  Then, if you think you would like to get in touch, I will be delighted to hear from you.  

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Creative consultancy within schools

There are a range of areas in which I have experience of supporting schools. These include:

  • Support with English curriculum planning: structure, creativity, balance

  • Completed schemes of work, either for the school, or as part of staff planning

  • Advice on raising reading attainment in schools 

  • Advice on increasing Reading for Pleasure amongst pupils

  • Staff training 

  • Advice on which books to buy for the library and for classroom use

  • Coaching of inexperienced or under-confident teachers

  • Classroom and planning support for teachers, either through single sessions, or as part of long-term support

  • Support with different teaching approaches, incorporating awareness of learning styles

1:1 Tutoring and Homeschooling

There are many ways I can support learners on a 1:1 basis.  These include:

  • Home tutoring, short or long term

  • Homeschool specialist teaching

  • Theme days to inspire writing

  • Work in schools to provide additional support to children e.g. intervention sessions or additional support for a child who is anxious or has missed a lot of school

  • Online, distance tutoring

  • Adult learners needing to improve their English skills

  • l am TEFL qualified, allowing me to teach English as a foreign language

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Holding Books

Resources

I have produced a wide range of resources for many different year groups and am happy to write units of work for schools or as homeschooling aids.


In particular, I have led training within two different schools on the writing and use of a series of resources I've developed to support the teaching of reading skills. These PowerPoint presentations are centred around a focal text and encourage the discussion and competent use of key reading skills - I have used the terms adopted by the outstanding Literacy Shed website for these:  VIPERS (Vocabulary; Inference; Prediction; Explain; Retrieve; Sequence/Summarize)

Please take a look at the free examples on the 'Reading Resources' page - you are free to download them and try them for yourself.