‘The impact you have had here has been fantastic, and very visible in the classroom and pupils books.’

Bradford Headteacher

‘In 2014-15 attainment in writing at the end of key stage 1 was 42%. At the end of 2015-16 it is 62%. We attribute this to the support the school has received from Philip, in particular his 5 phase planning sequence. The quality of writing across key stage 2 has also improved. The phases have provided a consistent structure where learning builds upon prior learning. Teachers are clear about what they have to teach, why they have to teach it and how to deliver the teaching. This structure ensures that all aspects of the English curriculum are embedded. It particularly supports inexperienced staff and pupils who find it difficult to learn.’

Julie Holland – Headteacher – St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School – July 2016

‘Because of clear guidance from leaders, and effective training, the teaching of writing has improved substantially since the last inspection. Pupils throughout the school produce neat handwriting and generally learn to spell and use punctuation accurately. Pupils are increasingly developing their English vocabulary.’

St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School – ofsted report – published September 2016.


Welcome to my website – please follow the links above to find what you are looking for.  The content of this website has been developed with many schools in the Bradford area but I have to give special thanks to the staff and children of Keighley Learning Hub schools – Eastwood PrimaryHolycroft PrimaryParkwood Primary and Victoria Primary – all very special places.