Literacy Specialists

Annette Clark

Annette Clark has been teaching in London schools for 24 years. She is an SLE in Reading and has been the Reading Lead at Gainsborough Primary in Newham since 2011. She is passionate in her belief that every child is fully entitled to leave primary school as a confident, competent reader who is enthused about books.


Beci McCaughran

Beci is Primary Director of School Improvement for Saffron Academy Trust in Saffron Walden, where she supports teaching and learning across four primary schools. She is an English and phonics specialist with additional responsibility for CPD and curriculum.  Beci has been teaching across the primary school age range for thirteen years and is an Associate Lecturer in English on the Early Years PGCE at Cambridge University. 


Jeymini Wright

Jeymini Wright has been teaching for almost 16 years. She spent ten of those years working as the Reception Year Group Leader at Nelson Primary School and is currently working as the Phonics Manager at Nelson Primary School. She is extremely passionate about the pleasure for reading in young people and believes that every child can read if they are given the correct tools.


Vicky Wright

Vicky Wright is the Deputy Head at Columbia Primary School. She is Leader of Learning for English and has led the development and implementation of early reading and phonics in the Early Years and Key Stage One. She is an experienced Phase Leader and is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE). She is passionate about equipping children with the basic reading skills so that they feel confident to select books to read with fluency, understanding and enjoyment.


Karen Collison

Karen holds the position of a Lead Practitioner across the HEARTS Academy Trust. Karen has been a KS1 Lead and English Lead in a large Primary School and regularly contributed to staff development at both Primary and Secondary levels. Karen is a Specialist Leader for Education in Phonics and Reading. She also is a Specialist Teacher for children who have specific learning difficulties and is qualified to carry our diagnostic assessment to ensure correct support is in place. Karen is dedicated to the mind-set that all children will have the same opportunities to become fluent and passionate reader.