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Sharon Davidson 

Currently  Y2 teacher, member of the SLT, phase leader for Y1,2 & 3, maths subject lead and curriculum lead. Areas of expertise are maths and English.

Can provide support for teaching & learning, subject leadership, maths and English.

Has supported 4 rounds of school to school support working with 2 schools. Has supported Y2 teachers in English and science teaching & learning in 2015/16.

Sarah Mooney

Currently Y6 teacher, member of the SLT, TLR for teaching & learning, RE & Collective Worship lead. Areas of expertise are English and maths. Experienced LA moderator for English.

Can provide support for teaching & learning, subject leadership, maths and English.

Has been a facilitator for ITP & OTP and also trained on “Embedding Outstanding teaching”. Has secure knowledge of statutory assessment frameworks through moderator role. She has supported headteachers and SLTs in schools across Knowsley in the moderation process.

Kate McCabe

Currently Y6 class teacher and English lead, member of SLT and curriculum lead.Is also a moderator for Knowsley LA. Has also been Inclusion Manager in a previous school. Has led on the development of a ‘Challenge Curriculum’ in her own and a neighbouring school.

Can provide support for teaching & learning, subject leadership and assessment in English. Can lead CPD and share her knowledge and practice of the Challenge Curriculum.

Has supported teachers, SLT and headteachers across Knowsley in the moderation process and supported other schools within the borough. Has led whole school CPD focussing on the enhancement of reading and writing across all key stages.

Natalie McGorian

Currently Y2 class teacher, phase leader and lead teacher for coaching, assessment, English and art. Areas of expertise are English, Assessment for Learning and art.

Can provide support for moderation, assessment & feedback, metacognition, English and coaching.

Currently mentoring a KS1 teacher in a neighbouring school. Has supported schools with the implementation of whole school assessment, feedback and metacognition pedagogies. Is currently engaged with a working party with the remit of creating a shared approach to assessment and feedback based on research principles.

Lesley Leppard

Currently a lead practitioner and member of the SLT. Areas of expertise include Gifted & Talented, Music, EHA and SEND.

Can provide support for G&T and subject mastery in English and maths. Music subject leadership, EHA/SEND/inclusion and NQT mentoring.

Has supported middle leaders from other schools in providing training for G&T. Has also led training and supported leaders on aspects of performing arts and teaching & learning. Has previously been an AST in Knowsley and carried out pieces of research  which have translated into practical work in the classroom leading to raised standards.