I specialise in writing content and making resources for Key Stage One children (aged 5 to 7). At this age children are still learning to read, so a lot of thought and effort is put into choosing particular and structuring accessible sentences. I have an in-depth knowledge of the National Curriculum and of the various reading schemes designed to support the teaching of the curriculum, which I use to correctly tailor my writing.
The Times Educational Supplement website gives teachers a platform to give away or sell their resources. I have a page containing a selection of the pieces I have written and created.
I work in a voluntary capacity for Ignite Hubs, a STEM club that is run in London (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths). In this role I collaborate in a small group to author online content and session plans for use by teachers and children in after-school STEM sessions. Our content leads children through various science and engineering activities while following a story based on original characters we created.
ReWorks are an invention of mine, designed to get me writing and to help me practise writing effective content. Occasionally, I come across copy or content that I think could do with a bit of an improvement. When I do, I have a go at rewriting it myself.
I never mean to be so audacious as to suggest that there is anything wrong with the copy in the first place, or that mine is necessarily any better. I just find it a good way to practise and gain experience. I love writing and this exercise lets me write!
A teacher's day-to-day work requires clear and concise writing. We write lesson plans, proposals, evaluations, assessments and more. Much of what we write is sensitive and can't be shared, but below are a few examples of what I write in school.
I led one of my schools to complete the Primary Science Quality Mark. This is a mark to recognise excellent science in schools. The mission statement was the first step in achieving the mark.