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Lisa Ponter – SLE

I have fourteen years’ highly successful teaching experience across the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 – all year groups taught. Current position: Deputy Headteacher and Literacy lead, with a Year 5/Year 6 class teaching commitment. I am a Key Stage 2 Writing Moderator for NYCC, mentor NQTs and Middle Leaders, and am a registered coach with the DfE initiative ‘Women Leading in Education’. I have delivered senior leadership CPD across two teaching alliances, and presently co-lead the EVA Senior Leader Network. I have been a school Governor for the past eleven years and currently sit on the Governing Body at two schools.  In addition, I also have EYFS and KS1 leadership experience.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Phases: EYFS, KS1 and KS2;
  • English (including the development of Reading, Writing, Phonics and SPAG);
  • Leading writing moderation for all school phases, including transition from Year 6 to Year 7;
  • Marking and feedback;
  • School-to-school support;
  • Leadership of the curriculum;
  • Leadership of CPD;
  • NQT/Middle and Senior Leader development.

Examples of Outreach Work Undertaken and Impact:

I bring a range of interpersonal skills to the table, including the ability to build positive relationships, guide critical self-reflection, identify research-based strategies, organise, and, most importantly, energise individuals to sustain their efforts through a process of planning and implementation. 

In my capacity supporting other schools, I have worked with individuals and teams to develop bespoke logistical plans for collaboration, and specific strategies for designing, understanding, and reflecting. I provide colleagues with opportunities to build knowledge and strategies for future development, establishing working environments of continuous improvement – where people grow, both personally and professionally.

I successfully use coaching to drive forward school improvement, develop teams and grow leaders within teams - all key in making a difference to the education of pupils. Within this I create effective professional support systems, utilising research, theory, demonstration, practice, and feedback, all of which have a positive impact on pupil progress.




Contact Us

Esk Valley Alliance
Glaisdale Primary School,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 2PZ

Phone Number: 01947 897218
Mobile Number: 07875 297780

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