My teaching methods are confidence based, finding out what a child can do and then to move that forward, so that their skill set increases and ability to tackle areas of weakness is strengthened.I teach in a relaxed and friendly manner with good humour so that both child and pupil achieve the greatest impact from their time together.
I am a Headteacher of 17 years experience in Primary Schools in North East England. I have 31 years teaching experience in Ks1 and KS2 classes. I have prepared children for Key Stage 2 sat tests for many years with great success providing help, advice, confidence and assurance when it is needed most so that children achieve their very best at a potentially stressful time. I am able to provide 1-2-1 tuition that will identify and focus on the areas of least confidence, and provide strategies to employ within the test situation to maximum effect.
Stewart Bryan Reader
In Primary Education for 31 years. A class teacher for seven years, a deputy head teacher for seven years with classroom commitment and Head teacher of seventeen years experience. Throughout my headship, I have led by example retaining a teaching commitment. This has allowed me to keep abreast of the curriculum and appreciate the changes in approach with which the class teacher has to contend. This has maintained my credibility with staff in assessing their performance as I have also been subject to book scrutinies and teaching observations. I have led the school through four successful Ofsted inspection achieving a Good with outstanding features judgement on every occasion. Over my career in addition to my responsibilities and role as head teacher I have been responsible for the co-ordination of SEN, Safeguarding, Educational Visits, Health and Safety, as well as curriculum co-ordinator at various schools for Music, Mathematics, Science , Design Technology, Art , French and Religious Education and PE. I am also a Governor at Ferryhill Station Primary School in County Durham.
Skills and Attributes
I have run a school successfully for seventeen years with all that entails in terms of budget management, staff development, DFE stipulations and the education and welfare of pupils. I have a highly developed skill set as a result. I have run many after school clubs to further enhance the experiences that the children receive at school. I am able to play the guitar, penny whistle and have a clean driving licence.
Heathfield Secondary School Gateshead Tyne and Wear 1979-1983
O Levels 1981
Maths C, English C Biology C French C German C History B Oral English Geography A English Lit A
A Levels 1983
English Lit E History C Geography B
The College of Ripon and York St John (Ripon Campus) 1983-1987
B ED (Hons ) 2.2. 1987 Education/History/PE
July 2001 to December 2018 Headteacher
Dunn Street Primary School Jarrow South Tyneside
July 1994 July 2001 Deputy Head teacher
Mowbray Junior School South Shields South Tyneside
April 1990 -July 1994
Falla Park Primary School Gateshead Gateshead Borough
Sept 1988- April 1990
Fellgate Primary School Jarrow South Tyneside
Sept 1987 July 1988
Toner Avenue Primary School Hebburn South Tyneside
Most Recent employment
Dunn Street Primary School – Headteacher Sept 2001- Dec 2018
Supporting your schools Self-Evaluation
Ensuring Strong Leadership in a changing school climate
Analyse School Performance
Effective Data Analysis for Primary Schools
School Self Analysis
Structured Conversation Planning
Developing the Role of Middle Leaders
Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA )
Continued CPD provided by the local authority
School Improvement Forums and Head teacher meetings dealing with Attainment measures, Ofsted inspection updates. Website compliance,
Safeguarding Updates and SEND reforms etc
Performance Management Training- setting pupil progress targets without National Curriculum Levels.
National Curriculum Updates
Hobbies and Activities
I am heavily involved with church activities, I play cricket and badminton and represent clubs in local leagues, I like outdoor activities especially hillwalking. I enjoy travel both at home and abroad and am able to speak French, Italian and German.
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