English and Phonics Tutor and Interview Coordinator

Jude is an independent consultant with expertise in the teaching of phonics and the development of early reading and writing; she has a passion for children’s literature and for working with schools to promote reading for pleasure. She is an experienced Key Stage 1 practitioner who has also taught across the primary phase and held senior positions in school. Recent work includes developing and delivering phonics training as a consultant for the Local Authority, presenting on early reading at national events for the National Literacy Trust and developing and delivering training materials with a focus on the importance of stories and story-telling as part of the Stoke Speaks Out initiative. Jude was part of a collaborative project across Local Authorities to develop an audit tool to support senior leaders to focus on effective learning and teaching in year 1. She has worked effectively with senior leaders in school on the strategic development of reading and phonics.