I am the newly appointed Early Years Co-ordinator for 2021. In this role, I work in partnership with Donna Nicolle who is our Head of Early Years, as well as working closely and alongside other teachers in the Early Years in the development of effective programming in our foundational learning of Literacy and Numeracy. I meet with the Early Years team weekly, along with David Taylor, Head of Learning and Teaching, to ensure and promote consistency across the Early Years programs. I also support and mentor staff with effective teaching strategies.
One of my roles is to oversee and track student data in Literacy and Numeracy. I also support student growth and how we can best support our students in their preferred method of learning.
An exciting part of this role is to oversee the transition of new students from ELC to Reception. This is involves organising and co-ordinating time for these students to come and visit their new learning spaces, getting to know each child and to start to develop the open and positive communication we value here at Annesley Junior School.
I will also be working with our ELC team to identify areas of skill development for our students transitioning from ELC to Reception. I will support children to ensure they have a successful transition.
Working with our parent community is also an important aspect of this role. Organising and facilitating parent education sessions and information on programs we use within our school is how I best work in partnership with our community.
This year I helped to implement a new initiative for our beginning students. Each child in Reception had the opportunity to have their hearing and sight checked as part of a “Beginning school screening” measure. This has helped to identify children who may need a further follow up with vision or hearing specialists in the early stages of school.
I am available to talk to families at any time about the Early Years here at Annesley Junior School.
Co-ordinator of Early Years and Reception Teacher