30 May Jo StonehouseSLE Specialisms: Assessment, English, Mathematics and Curriculum, Morningside Local Advisory Board Member
Jo is a Deputy Headteacher with experience of teaching in both Key Stage 1 and 2. At present, she leads on teaching and learning (with a focus on English) and assessment. At her previous school, she led Mathematics for over 7 years. She also oversees all the NQT and ITT mentoring across the school. She is a Hackney Learning Trust moderator for Key Stage 2 writing assessment and has designed and delivered CPD across a range of schools.
In her current school, she has introduced a writing programme that focuses on the use of quality texts whilst embedding GPS. All staff have received the relevant and tailored training through INSET, modelled lessons and coaching sessions. She has delivered Primary Advantage federation INSETs and bespoke sessions on the use of running records as an assessment and diagnostic tool.
As well as being involved with the development of the Fundamentals Assessment tool for English, she has produced child friendly versions of these and supported other leaders and teachers to introduce these to pupils so that they have a clear understanding of the new expectations. She has supported Science, Curriculum and RE leaders to develop systems for recording pupils’ progress in these subjects. These systems are meaningful and manageable for both children and teachers.
She has a good knowledge of using data tools such as FFT and has delivered training sessions for class teachers, senior leaders and governors so that they are best able to use and understand these tools for their specific needs.