Amanda King has over twenty-five years’ experience as a primary school teacher, senior leader and education consultant. Judged to be an excellent teacher by Ofsted, she is now in demand as an independent consultant, inspiring and supporting the development of learning, teaching and assessment of literacy and the wider application of literacy and learning across the curriculum. Amanda carries out moderation of teacher assessment in Key Stages One and Two for Oxfordshire County Council and is an associate trainer for Creative Education. She has led a number of courses for schools in Europe, the Middle East and Far East on aspects of the English curriculum, such as grammar, phonics, spelling, reading and planning units of work.
Amanda is passionate about the central importance of talk for reading and writing and works extensively with schools to promote and strengthen the links between speaking and listening, reading and writing both to enthuse and motivate pupils and to raise attainment. Fundamental to her work are high standards of professionalism and effective interpersonal and communication skills, including patience, empathy and humour.