A collection of quotes and testimonials from teachers Amanda has trained with.
Lots of great ideas especially for visual literacy. I have found this whole course invaluable and being able to share the ideas and strategies has already had a great impact on my teaching and that of others. The children have loved the ideas too. Thank you."
Book talk session was really useful – I think you just planned my unit!"
Great practical ideas ... Can’t wait to try them out."Oxfordshire Teachers
Engaging, interesting and humorous."
All questions answered knowledgeably and honestly."
Learned a lot that will be really very useful to improve my practice."Teachers from United Arab Emirates (course given in Dubai)
Amanda was lovely and took time to give us individual advice on how to support our children. It was so nice to speak to someone who still works so closely with children and is up to date in her practice."Jacqueline Baxter, Student Support Teacher, Dubai British School, Dubai
Mandy was hugely enthusiastic about her course/topic and that came across in an interesting and informative course."Colette Breslin, Learning Support Assistant, JESS Arabian Ranches Primary, Dubai
The material was delivered with exceptional knowledge. It made us question how much the children actually need to know, absorb and use with the new curriculum; and challenged us to think of ways we can get the children responding to grammar within context. The text provided were lovely and very useful."Rebecca Renshaw and Declan Cullinan, Year 3 and Year 5 Teachers, RAK Academy, RAK
I have rated this course as Excellent. Really enjoyed it and it was nice to be in small group of 11. Excellent relaxed atmosphere that promoted involvement."Steve Gibson, Head of Year, JESS Primary, Arabian Ranches, Dubai
Amanda ... has given me so many incredible ideas I have already used in my classroom and can already see the difference."
I would just like this opportunity to say thank you. I have learnt a huge amount and it has fuelled my passion for Literacy teaching. As an NQT it is very easy to lose track and get bogged down. You have made it entertaining and informative. Thank you, Amanda!"
Thank you so much for all your support over these last two terms. Your work has had a considerable impact on colleagues’ thinking and practice. But above all, it has been wonderful to work with such a gifted professional... Not every consultant would relish the opportunity to dress up in a bear/wolf costume in the drive to excellence.Headteacher, St Andrew’s CE Primary School, Chinnor.
Amanda King has worked effectively with our school staff to raise standards in English. She is not only passionate about her subject area but has a broad subject knowledge and a very practical approach which staff value. She has a wealth of ideas and strategies to make this an area of the curriculum which children love and enjoy. She is sensitive to the needs of less confident or junior staff and works alongside in a supportive, yet challenging way. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to you and your school."Chris Woodward Bishop Loveday C. E. Primary School, Oxon
All the staff feel that this year has been of great value to them in continuing their personal professional development, and developing their skills and confidence, particularly in the use of drama techniques. They feel that this has had an enormous impact on the teaching and learning and greatly enhanced pupils' enjoyment of the curriculum we provide. This has been shown in the number of children targeted to achieve a level 2c in writing at the end of KS1 who exceeded their targets, achieving a Level 2a! A great result for all of us!
We have all thoroughly enjoyed working with you throughout the year and have greatly valued your flexible approach to our training, your perceptiveness and ability to meet our needs, as a group and individually and your sense of humour!
The training has always been well prepared, organised and well suited to the context of our school. The children all talk with great enthusiasm about the drama sessions that you taught! Staff welcomed you into their classes to monitor their teaching and appreciated your feedback which focused clearly on their 'next steps' of development."Headteacher, St Peter's Infants School, Alvescot, Oxon
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