I have worked in Primary Education in London since 1990. In this time I have taught across the primary age range, including the Nursery. I have been part of School Senior Leadership Teams and a Phase and Subject Leader. In addition to my school experience, I was a Learning and Teaching Consultant with a focus on literacy for the Primary National Strategies in two West London Local Education Authorities. In 2016 I completed my PhD research into young children's encounter with schooled literacy. This research adopted ethnographic principles to explore the literacy practices found in a Year 1 classroom of a West London primary school. The focus of this study was to explore young children's experiences of being taught to read and write in school. Currently I am developing my PhD research further, working on publications and conference presentations.

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