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Early Years Advisers

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Helen Cheung has taught across a range of London Schools within Hackney, Harrow and Barnet. She has over twenty years teaching experience and her leadership roles have ranged from Early Years Manager to Acting Headteacher. She has provided consultancy support for National Projects including the National Oracy Project, The National Literacy Project, EMAG and most recently the Communication, Language and Literacy Programme. Most recently she has been working as an Early Years Consultant for Barnet.  In this role she works closely with practitioners across the maintained and non-maintained sectors, delivering INSET, centrally based training and advising senior management. She is a fully accredited QCDA EYFS profile moderator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Assessors.

Helen Cheung

Kelly Brooker is a specialist in Early Years Education. She has worked as a Foundation Stage teacher for over 15 years and as an Early Years consultant in Hillingdon and Barnet. Kelly is currently the Deputy Head of Brookhill Nursery School. 
Kelly is able to offer support on all aspects of Early Years Education, particularly supporting Early writing, Phase 1 phonics, planning and assessment, boys attainment and developing provision for two year olds.

Kelly Brooker
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Lauren Cooper has over 10 years of experience teaching in the EYFS at different schools. She is currently Assistant Head and Early Years Lead at Monkfrith Primary School where she has transformed the Early Years provision.  Lauren is an outstanding classroom practitioner who is passionate about all aspects of Reception and the teaching of phonics. She is able to offer practical support in a range of areas, including: Reception curriculum design; developing effective learning environments through the planning of continuous and enhanced provision; phonics and early reading; creating effective classroom routines; working with parents and supporting children with SEN in an EYFS environment.

Lauren Cooper
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Belinda Goodman currently works in The Hyde School and has been teaching in Barnet schools for almost 20 years. She has extensive experience across the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. During this time she has had responsibility for Literacy, Gifted and Talented Learners, Design Technology and Art and Design. Most recently she has supported staff with the implementing of the Creative Curriculum and whole school creative projects. She currently sits on the Teacher Advisory Group for the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts, a charity to promote arts education entitlement.

Belinda is happy to work with staff to deliver lessons, assist with planning or lead INSET. She is passionate about developing creative opportunities for learning and helping staff find cross curricular links to give all children an opportunity to show what they are good at.

Belinda Goodman
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Clare Hallam is an EYFS teacher who has worked in Early Years for the whole of her career - mainly as a primary teacher but also for a number of years as a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies.

Clare is able to offer support in the following areas;

  • Mentoring and advice for EYFS teachers

  • EYFS curriculum design

  • Reception phonics

  • Effective classroom routines for teaching and learning

  • EYFS Observation and Assessment

  • Child centred/play based lesson planning

  • Organisation of the learning environment

  • EYFS phase leadership

Clare Hallam
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Nazneen Poonawalla currently employed as a teacher and member of the senior leadership team at Whitings Hill Primary School.  She is an outstanding and highly experienced early years practitioner who is particularly skilled at inspiring and motivating teachers and pupils to engage in high quality learning.  She is passionate about children’s early development and ensuring all children get the right start. Having worked as a Foundation Stage Advanced Skills Teacher for Barnet for the past 8 years she has supported many schools and made a marked improvement. She is also an experienced Foundation Stage Profile Moderator and is training to become a facilitator for the Outstanding Teacher Programme.  Nazneen can support schools in the following areas:  creating quality indoor and outdoor learning, planning from children’s interests, learning stories and children’s involvement in their learning, involving parents, implementation of the EYFS, completion of the EYFS Profile and early years data analysis.

Nazneen Poonawalla
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Suzanne Singer is an experienced early years teacher who is currently teaching in Reception at Mathilda Marks-Kennedy School. Suzanne has supported schools to develop quality early years practice. She can offer support in: implementing the EYFS; planning and teaching through small projects to enhance learning; developing indoor and outdoor learning environments; working with parents and mentoring practitioners.

Suzanne Singer

Kelly Smith has been a primary school teacher in Camden for 29 years. During this time, she has been a full time class teacher in KS1, KS2 & EYFS. She has been Key Stage leader in each and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She has experience in supporting colleagues at all stages in their careers and working closely with whole school staff who support children and families in overcoming barriers, achieving goals and making excellent progress. She is experienced at delivering INSET and planning/monitoring initiatives to improve experiences and outcomes for all.

Kelly’s most recent experience has been as the EYFS leader and Nursery teacher at Gospel Oak Primary School. She has loved working at Gospel Oak for the past 20 years and now wants to share her experience, skills and knowledge in a wider setting. Her most recent Ofsted experience was in October 2021 where the school was rated as Outstanding.

Kelly can offer practical & solution focused advice. She can offer support with creating & sustaining effective learning environments; EYFS curriculum development; early reading & phonics; developing routines & systems to support children who face extra challenges and team focused teaching & learning.

Kelly Smith
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Sandra Teacher is a highly experienced educational consultant with over 20 years’ experience in leading Ofsted inspections.  Her inspection work has covered Early Years, primary, secondary and special schools and PRUs, and included quality assurance for inspection service providers. She is continuing her inspection work with Ofsted as an Early Years Inspector and is also an Education Adviser at the Department for Education.
She has wide cross-phase teaching and advisory experience and is a School Experience tutor and Lecturer in Education at a range of Teacher/training Institutions. She has a national role in Special Education; Early Years and Faith communities. She has been an External Adviser for the Performance Management of Headteachers, and an Advanced Skills Teacher assessor. She is a published writer of EYFS materials for parents and practitioners; of school self-evaluation materials and most recently guidance on promoting Fundamental British Values and The Prevent agenda, as well as a Safeguarding Toolkit for all types of educational settings.

Sandra is able to provide the following services to schools: school improvement reviews focusing on whole school effectiveness or aspects of provision chosen by the school; governance reviews; early years’ reviews; pupil premium reviews; headteacher appraisal; coaching for senior and middle leaders; support for school leaders in improving teaching and learning, including through joint lesson observations, and in the use of self-evaluation for continuous school improvement.

Support in achieving the requirements for the SEN Code of Practice including provisioning mapping and on measuring the impact of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Sandra Teacher
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Sarah Walton is an AST and an experienced early years teacher who is currently working at Holly Park School. In her role as an AST she has supported schools to develop quality early years practice. She can offer support in: implementing the EYFS; developing effective planning and assessment based on children’s interests and experiences; developing open ended learning environments and activities; and mentoring practitioners.

Sarah Wilson
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