Jill’s completed her training with Exeter University and her career in primary education has included many years as a teacher and senior leader in Nursery, First and Primary Schools, Senior Adviser for KS1 -2 Assessment, School Improvement, Subject Adviser for Art and Design and Governor.
Jill has worked in a range of schools including village settings and a large three form entry primary school. She has worked throughout the primary age range and has experienced transition to and from a two to three tier system. As Nursery, Key Stage 1 and 2 lead, she managed a large team of teaching and non- teaching staff in an open plan environment. Jill developed a programme for parental engagement and adult support in school-giving participants confidence to work in voluntary roles and, for some, the motivation to continue their own education and career. Jill has also experienced acting Deputy and Head-teacher roles.
As Senior LA Adviser, Jill held responsibility for Assessment for Learning, End of Key Stage 1 & 2 Assessment and moderation of standards. Jill has also undertaken the role of project leader managing the National KS1 Assessment pilot involving 250+ schools in Staffordshire.
As Adviser for Art and Design, Jill provided CPD opportunities for teachers and pupils through practical workshops and consultancy. Resulting from this role, she was commissioned to provide published Early Years Foundation Stage guidance for Art and Design.
As Newly Qualified Teacher Induction Manager for both Primary and Secondary phases, Jill has provided CPD opportunities, advice and guidance for Induction Tutors and for NQTs as they commence their career in education.
As a member of the Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment, Jill has participated in a number of working groups, contributing to publications and collaborative working within West Midlands Local Authorities.
Jill’s role is presently Personal tutor, ‘Assessment Only’ tutor and assessor and subject lead for Art and Design.
Jill is keen to ensure that all pupils experience effective and supportive environments where they, and their teachers, are motivated and engaged to learn, confident to question, explore and take risks through the provision of a broad, balanced and creative curriculum.