Stacey Carroll

Literacy Subject Leader

Buttsbury Junior School, Billericay

About Me

Currently, I am Literacy Subject Leader and Year Group leader at Buttsbury Junior School in Billericay.  I have been at this school since completing my Initial Teacher Training.  My role has been to drive school improvements and initiatives in Literacy.  Key areas I am passionate about have included the implementation of school library and promoting opportunities for writing across the curriculum.  Through my role, I was also responsible for the design of the new curriculum for Literacy in light of the new National Curriculum, which has been positively received.  This has also included improving in-school assessment systems for reading and writing.  I enjoy the challenge of implementing new systems and initiatives and evaluating their effectiveness within school.  I have supported other leaders in school to develop the teaching of literacy in classes, focusing on how more able pupils are appropriately challenged in mixed ability environments.  I have also worked with other leaders to improve the teaching sequence in literacy.

As literacy subject leader, I was involved in the Creative Partnerships project and looked into sustainable projects for schools.  I was also involved in the application process for the ArtsMark Gold award.

I have also mentored many Initial Teacher Training trainees both as a class based mentor and, more recently, as lead mentor.  I enjoy the challenge of supporting new trainees to develop their classroom practices.  I have also mentored a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Over the years, I have worked collaboratively with other schools in literacy based projects, and the Creative Partnerships project work.  This has included working with both Key Stage 1 and 3 colleagues in moderation of writing specifically.

Specialist Areas of Expertise

  • Closing the gap
  • English/ Literacy
  • Initial teacher training (ITT) development
  • Year group Leadership
  • Curriculum development

Other Areas of Expertise

  • Creative Arts

Recent Training

  • Masters in Education, focusing on Literacy
  • Outstanding Teaching Toolkit - Led by Impetus