30 years experience of teaching children aged 7 - 11, mostly in composite or multi-composite classes. Ex short story writer for magazines (during 3 year break from teaching) Professional writer of plays and musicals, mainly comedies and mainly for kids.
Open, discursive with self and peer assessment, co-operative group learning sometimes. Formative assessment strategies always used including success criteria (sometimes set by pupils) and where necessary target setting for individuals and/or groups. Valuing quality children's writing and pausing during writing process for individuals to read out their best sentence/paragraph to inspire others.
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Degree then PGCE in French, Music, Drama (secondary) followed by PGCE in Primary Teaching, Diploma in Upper Primary,
I can provide bespoke differentiated story starts for any project if given the topic required.