Vicky is a dedicated Director of English who has built an outstanding English department at South Hunsley. Vicky has established an educational culture of ‘open classrooms’ in her department; colleagues from numerous other departments within the school and outside of the school regularly observe English lessons at South Hunsley as part of their professional development. Vicky has secured excellent teaching in the department through an analytical understanding of how students learn in a mixed ability classroom and sharing outstanding practice.
Vicky is an outstanding teacher and leader. She is an expert on developing interventions and raising achievement and her focus on long term planning has had a significant impact on South Hunsley’s English results. Self-evaluation and sharing strategic planning have been her key to success.
Vicky has been part of South Hunsley’s successful outreach work; supporting Heads of English from other schools and delivering wider school training to various cohorts of staff such as NQTs, RQTs, aspiring leaders and other subject leaders.
Vicky can effectively drive organisational change and is currently taking a lead on assessment without levels across the school; enabling South Hunsley to report accurately and help students to improve their skills once national curriculum levels are disbanded.