The following comments have been taken from evaluation sheets or letters/emails sent to me following in school training sessions:
‘Despite having the ‘graveyard’ afternoon slot you were inspiring in your demonstration of a range of ideas. My staff found some very useful games which we will now be able to incorporate into our teaching.’
Deputy Headteacher, Buckinghamshire
‘Thank you for an excellent training session on Monday. All the feedback I have had has been very positive.’
Deputy Head, Ealing
‘I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from last Monday. Well done you!’
'I just wanted to thank you for the phonics session on Tuesday. Everybody really enjoyed it and that was largely down to your fantastic presentation. Now that we have had time to look at the latest pack, all your tips make sense. It is so good to have a practical approach which helps everyone get to grips with the programme.'
‘Thank you for a very enjoyable and informative session.'
‘Thank you for another wonderful and worthwhile inset. The TAs were greatly enthused by the work they did with you.'
Literacy Subject Leader, Ealing
'Thank you very much. This was a fantastic training day and you are really inspiring!'
Laura Walton, FS Teacher
'A very well delivered inset - inspiring and informative! I have learnt a huge amount!! Thank you!'
Louise Newton, Teacher Grange Primary School
'This is the first phonics teacher training I have received in 25 years! At last a structure that is comprehensible!'
'Fantastic and inspiring Lesley, thank you!'
Rachel, KS1 teacher, Southfield Primary, Ealing
'A very hands-on and informative twilight which really highlighted the importance of quality phonics provision throughout all the phases. Thanks!'
Natalie Taylor FS Teacher, Mount Carmel Primary
'The inset sessions and work in the school was delivered with enthusiasm and passion. It has helped us to develop staff knowledge/skills considerably. Many thanks.'
Simon Hawley, Headteacher, Colham Manor Primary, Hillingdon
'Thank you so much for a very useful and informative day. I'll be stealing loads of these ideas.'
Jennifer Neely, KS1 teacher
'Absolutely fantastic. Thanks!'
Clare Groom, FS teacher
'This was an excellent session - I wish I was as knowledgeable as you. Thanks for sharing what you know with us.'
FS teacher, Ealing
'Thank you for wonderful informative interesting training at a good pace Lesley.'
Deirdre Monaghan, DHT & SENCO, St John Fisher Primary, Ealing
'Good presentation. Very interesting. Good teaching notes. Enthusiastic delivery. Questions answered fully and well'.
Ulrike Walmsley, Claytons Primary
'Fantastic, thought provoking training!'
Rachael Bonifact, TA, Hampshire
'Lesley, thank you so much. It was just what we needed.'
Practitioner, Claytons Primary
'A brilliant session! Loads of good ideas and a clear breakdown of Letters and Sounds.'
Julie Amor, Teacher, Hampshire
'Finally a training session that is useful to everyone, but not so simple that experienced teachers gain nothing.'
Lucy, KS1 teacher, Vigo Primary, Kent
'Fantastic course, got a lot out of it. Thanks!'
Laura, FS teacher
'Brilliant morning - thank you very much!'
Sue Powney, FS teacher, Hampshire
'Excellent - really clear advice and a wonderful subject knowledge. Thank you!'
Brenda Meek, KS2 teacher, Bucks
'Fantastic for inspiring the begining of term.'
Claire Baker, FS teacher
'Was a very imformative, fun 3 hours'.
KS2 TA, Thomas Hickman Primary
'Very well taught morning, lively, enjoyable, well paced.'
'Thankyou so much! I'm a renewed enthusiast!'
'Very interesting day, very worthwhile, very well explained'.
Paula Owen, FS TA
'Thank you so much for yesterday. Everyone thought it was fantastic.'Literacy Subject Leader, Westminster
'Many thanks for last Monday, all the staff from the junior school were 'buzzing' about their phonics training!'
'Everyone is raring to go with their phonics teaching, so thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and ideas.'
'I have heard so much positive feedback about the session and people are enthusiastic to use the knowledge and skills they gained.'
'Your INSET was fabulous. All of the department are buzzing!'
'A well structure, informative and engaging workshop. Highly recommended.'
Justin Wildman, Practitioner, Brent
'Absolutely fantastic - thank you!'
Jodie Kent, Teacher, Maidenhead
'It was great to have someone instructing us who actually teaches and uses it.'
'Very useful and enjoyable day. Thank you.'
'Interesting and exciting session. Interactive and super ideas for activities.'
Alice Furlong, Bute House
'The insets were very good. I enjoyed your pace and range of styles of teaching to keep us engaged. Thank you - this helps at the end of the day.'
Karen Stroud, Teacher, Hillingdon
'Thank you - very useful. Great pace.'
Natalie, KS1 teacher
'Very interesting and very well delivered.'
'Fantastic course, very well presented.'
Ann-Marie Buckingham, TA, Bucks
'A very informative, useful day.'
Sarah Morgan, Teacher, Bucks
'Many thanks for two interesting, informative sessions.'
Sue, Teacher, Hillingdon