Dawn’s dynamic teaching style inspires both children and staff. She has made a significant contribution to making learning engaging and exciting and raising standards in literacy across the school.
Her wide and diverse range of professional development activities has resulted in literacy being resourced in a high quality way, teaching greatly enhanced and the ‘WOW’ factor being restored to literacy across the curriculum at Whitefield.
Dawn has made a massive impact on refreshing children’s and staff’s enthusiasm for writing.
Head teacher, Whitefield Infant School and Nursery Unit, Nelson
Dawn has been a significant influence on the planning and teaching of literacy. She is an inspirational teacher who can generate a high quality of response from children throughout KS1 and 2. She inspires the respect of all the staff and most importantly, the children. May our work together long continue!
Head teacher, Broadoak Primary School, Salford.
HBH Academy Trust began working with Dawn following a training session at Madeline Lindley. Dawn’s enthusiastic and common sense approach has benefitted both the staff and the children at HBH beyond expectation.
Dawn has worked with all our year groups and delivered training for the whole staff and other school across the city. Her passion is contagious and the staff described the day as the most useful professional development they had had from an external professional. Her strategies and ideas are firmly grounded in what will motivate and excite the children. This means that at HBH we have now been able to develop a whole school approach to reading that both the staff and children love, it has re-engaged everyone with reading at all levels.
Every school needs a Dawn!
HBH Academy Trust, Sheffield.
Dawn has brought her energy and expertise to our staff, leading them through the development of a stimulating and engaging writing curriculum that provides pace and challenge for a variety of levels. She has an extensive knowledge of texts and genres that support the requirements of the English curriculum. Through her involvement at our school teachers have been empowered to develop writing across the curriculum and children have a more positive attitude to writing.
Head Teacher, Royton Primary School, Manchester
Dawn has been a tremendous help in developing writing throughout school and helping us to raise standards. She has given us great advice on to the type of quality children’s literature we could us to stimulate our children in order to get them to write. She is always up-to-date in current thinking and changes around writing and has delivered a number of excellent Inset sessions to our staff on aspects of writing in a fun and enthusiastic way, that gives the staff loads of practical ideas that can easily be used in the classroom.
Dawn came into our school and understood straight away what our children needed in terms of a curriculum. Something that would help us to promote literacy but also engage and inspire the children. She then worked alongside the staff to produce an overview of topics that were both innovative and would capture the imagination of our pupils. Dawn’s help and support was one of the reasons that our Curriculum was graded Outstanding by Ofsted at our recent inspection. Thank you!
Head teacher Mayfield Primary School, Oldham.
I am delighted to endorse Dawn as a teacher trainer. For a number of years she has taught a literacy module to a cohort of teachers on the BA/QTS programme.
She delivered her sessions in an exciting and enthusiastic manner and the students responded by producing a high standard of work. I know that many of the students have contacted her for practical advice in their early years of teaching, so as a result she continues to contribute to the quality of teaching and learning in a broad variety of schools.
When her marking of the students’ portfolios was moderated by the external assessor, he was highly complementary of the standard of feedback on their coursework.
So I have no hesitation in endorsing her work!
Phaivish Pink, director of Torah Training Scheme