What Schools Say About Me

or testimonials!

"Victoria has been instrumental in turning around the teaching of phonics and reading in our school.  It is rare to find a consultant who can advise the senior leadership team at a strategic level and also expertly coach and lead demonstration lessons for teachers and teaching assistants.  I recommend her without hesitation."  Darren Dudman, Headteacher, Ripon Cathedral CE Primary School, Ripon

" A fantastic session.  Thank you very much.  It was wonderful to receive quality training from a specialist with the knowledge and experience to know how to apply a synthetic phonics programme in KS1 and into KS2."  Julia Campbell, Headteacher, East Cowton CP School, Northallerton

"Victoria has run training on 'Letters and Sounds' and Guided Reading for School House Recruitment's supply teachers.  We have found the quality of her training to be excellent and this is largely due to her subject knowledge and interactive delivery.  We have been particularly impressed with how Victoria has tailored both courses to the needs of supply teachers.  Feedback from our staff on both training has been fantastic.  We therefore look forward to working with Victoria again in the near future." Claire Moore (Director), School House Recruitment Ltd

"Lots of brilliant ideas and very well presented.  I have come away with a much greater depth of knowledge." David Sims, Deputy Headteacher, Reeth&Gunnerside Schools, Richmond

"Very informative - a lot of useful resources."  Linda O'Connor, Advanced Teaching Assistant, Hemingbrough CP School, Selby

"Victoria was brilliant.  She is full of information and tips for new teachers.  I would enjoy other courses she runs."  Sarah Maddren, NQT

"Really useful and reaffirming that there is room in KS2 for all of these materials." John Logue, Deputy Headteacher, Wheatcroft Primary School

"Great for upper KS2 staff who don't use as much phonics." Becky Gorman, Braeburn Primary School, Scarborough

"You know your stuff and nice to hear from a practising teacher." Eileen Pell, Braeburn Primary School, Scarborough

 "I found the course very useful.  It was interesting to watch the taster sessions and observe new ways of teaching phonics in the classroom" Catherine Moss, YR practitioner , East Whitby CP School, Whitby

"Although I have been teaching phonics since 1978 I found it really interesting, useful, helpful and inspiring."  Anne King, Teacher, Egton CP School, Whitby

"Delivered in a simple 'no frills' and useful way! Questions were answered and I now feel more confident!!"  Jessica Dargue, Teacher, East Cowton CP School, Northallerton

" Thankyou! Great - really useful and everything I needed to know."  Alison Coomber, Y6 Teacher, Sowerby Primary School, Thirsk

"Love Victoria's courses - really accessible" Clare Bickerdike, Teacher, Hemingbrough CP School, Selby

" Well presented and fun!" Parent, Starbeck CP School, Harrogate

" A useful insight and explains some of the behaviour exhibited - makes learning fun!" Parent, Starbeck CP School, Harrogate

" Really useful course with great ideas.  Very inspiring!" Sarah Stoker, Supply teacher