Meet the team
The LIT Programme Lead
Jo has worked in education as a teacher, subject lead and intervention programme manager since 2009.
She is an experienced Literacy Specialist with a background in supporting both Primary and Secondary schools and is skilled in educational assessment, interventions, research, and tutoring. As a literacy lead she has experience of guiding schools through re-evaluating their phonics provision and implementing assessment processes. Her interest in early reading and supporting children who struggle to gain the skills to read, led to her studying for, and gaining, a Masters in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) from The Institute of Education, London and she is a qualified dyslexia teacher.
Jo manages the Literacy Intervention Toolkit (LIT) Programme, which employs evidence based strategies to increase progress in English, Literacy and the wider curriculum for the lowest achieving students in year 7. She also offers advice on assessment and intervention for reading and writing, and developing literacy across the curriculum.