Primary Literacy Consultant and Literacy Team Leader

Jo Gray

Primary Literacy Consultant and Literacy Team Leader

Jo Gray is a primary school literacy specialist who has experience of working in schools across Greater Manchester and the North West, including schools in Trafford, Warrington, Manchester City Centre, Oldham and Bradford.

Before joining the team at One Education, Jo was Literacy Leader and Deputy Head at a school in Trafford. She facilitated writing moderation meetings and hosted KS1 cluster groups within the local authority. Amongst many projects whilst working in schools, Jo developed and embedded the new primary curriculum and coordinated the whole school outdoor learning development plan. As Deputy Head she was praised by Ofsted for her leadership skills and development of the school improvement plan.

Jo now offers training, support and development to infant, junior and primary schools across the North West on all aspects of the primary English Curriculum. Jo develops bespoke packages for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two staff, children, parents and other stakeholders. She runs English network meetings, Assessment within the new English curriculum, Literacy through ICT, One Education’s Reading Award along with direct teacher support within the classroom, school audits and bespoke packages to meet your needs.

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Jo Gray has written 24 posts

Literacy

Early Years Guided Reading

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Explore how Guided Reading can work in the early years and the beginning of key stage one to ensure that there is a whole school approach that works on the early building blocks of reading, secures understanding, and ultimately develops a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

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Literacy

The Reading Environment

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I don’t remember learning to read, but I do remember where I read: curled up on the top of the bunk bed that I shared with my little sister; wedged between the large dining room table and the radiator; lying on my front on the lounge floor with the fire blazing...

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News

The Return of Best Fit?

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The Interim Assessment Framework for writing is changing. Change has been in the pipeline for a while now, there have been rumours of it going back to the dreaded writing test...

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Literacy

KS1 and KS2 Content Domains

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[Free Resources]

Reading has been high on the list of priorities for many schools since the New Curriculum in 2014; if it wasn't on your school’s radar in 2014 with the increased curriculum standards, it certainly was after the KS2 SATs reading paper in 2016...

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News

SATs: Lightening the burden

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Monday, 8 May, will be the start of SATs week for thousands of 10 and 11 year old children across the country. The Guardian recently reported that a survey by ‘The Key’ of 1200 teachers found that 82% of staff reported an increase in children’s mental health issues around the time of exams.

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia Action Administration

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On 13 April, Dyslexia Action announced it had gone into administration after 40 years of providing support to many children and adults with dyslexia.

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