Buckinghamshire County Council School Improvement Service
Linda Lewins School Improvement Consultant
As President of the National Association of Teachers of Travellers and other Professionals (NATT+) & Chair of Policy and Strategy, Linda is a national lead on Gypsy Roma Traveller education, regularly advising DfE and Government ministers. She has a wide range of experience in successfully supporting school leadership teams and EYFS practitioners in raising the achievement of black & minority ethnic, Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and English as an Additional Language speaking pupils using Linda‘s areas of expertise and interest include: effective strategy, policy & practice. Linda recently managed a large School Improvement team of METAS Consultants and outreach staff for the last 9 years. She has proven expertise in implementing effective BME, EAL and GRT national strategy work for schools and settings – including those in Special Measures. Her work with vulnerable pupils and families has given her significant experience in overcoming barriers to learning, developing effective home‐ school‐community links and working to safeguard children in a supportive multi‐agency way.
Gypsy Roma Traveller pupils New Arrivals ‐ including refugee and asylum seeking pupils EAL pedagogy and Advanced Bi‐lingual Learners Black & Minority Ethnic learners Cultural Inclusion – developing policy, practice, resources Challenging racism through an inclusive curriculum Improving parent relationships & developing home‐school links Developing SMSC across the curriculum Vulnerable pupils
She has much to offer teachers in supporting academic language development for all pupils through EAL pedagogy, collaborative working and developing an inclusive curriculum. She is co‐author of the recently published National Strategy GRT materials for schools and is passionate about closing the gap for this underachieving group.
Linda’s contact details: Telephone 01494 475844 Email: email@example.com
Published on Nov 16, 2012