ABOUT

“Tell me and I forget.

Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

WORKING CLOSELY WITH SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE UK, WE SUPPORT LEADERS, TEACHERS AND CHILDREN TO ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

"Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach."

Aristotle
ONLY 1 IN 6 TEACHERS ARE STILL IN THE PROFESSION AFTER 5 YEARS CITING LACK OF SUPPORT AS A MAJOR CAUSE. WE WORK WITH TEACHERS & LEADERS TO COACH, NURTURE & SUPPORT.
TEACHING RESOURCES

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world."

Malala Yousafzai

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MORE WORDS OF WISDOM, THEN ACCESS OUR WIDE RANGE OF ENGLISH RESOURCES & SIMPLE TOOLS TO SUPPORT YOUR PUPILS.
EVENTS

"The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot."

Audre Lorde

WE RUN EVENTS SUPPORTING TEACHERS AND LEADERS WITH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING THE LATEST NEWS ON THE PRIMARY ENGLISH COMMUNITY.
TESTIMONIALS

"Once she knows how to read, there's only one thing you can teach her to believe in - and that is herself."

Virginia Woolf, Monday or Tuesday
WE WORK ALONGSIDE OUR CLIENTS, MAKING SURE OUR SUPPORT MEETS THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. READ WHAT SOME OF THEM HAVE TO SAY.
BLOG

"Read, read, read.

Read everything. The classics, good and bad, and see how they do it."

William Faulkner
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NEWS, TOPICS, TECHNIQUES AND INSIGHT IN TO EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS AND SYLLABUS IDEAS.
CONTACT US

"The art of teaching,

is the art of

assisting

discovery."

Mark Van Doren

FOR AN INITIAL INTRODUCTION TO OUR SERVICES OR TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU, SIMPLY CALL 07850 902546, EMAIL OR COMPLETE OUR CALL BACK FORM.
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Our Consultancy Services

We delivery highly recommended, bespoke CPDsupport and training, which is designed to fit the context of each school we work with and is aimed at developing teachers’ and leaders’ subject knowledge so they can achieve the best outcomes for their children.

With our English Subject Support, we can help your school in ensuring all children leave primary education with the creative and technical language skills they need to be successful readers, writers and communicators for life

We can help your school to review, refresh and redesign its curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of your children and their community. With effective Curriculum Design, they will be prepared for life at secondary school and beyond

Our Leadership Coaching supports middle leaders in education to understand what it takes to create a vision, make positive changes in their school, develop others, think strategically and evaluate successes to inform future plans

"Ruth is a passionate and engaging consultant who uses her extensive knowledge to effectively prepare leaders and teachers to become reflective in their visions. Through her enthusiasm and a love for Reading and Writing, she leaves a lasting impact on her audience. A huge thank you for your guidance this year!"

Lynne Paino, Headteacher, Crocketts Primary, West Midlands

About Minerva Learning

Ruth Baker-Leask

Director of Minerva Learning

Chair of the National Association of the Advisors of English

Working in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

Creativity lies at the heart of good teaching.  The ability to be flexible, innovative and wise is the best way to succeed as a teacher in our ever-changing educational landscape. 

After leaving headship, I founded Minerva Learning as a way to use my expertise and experience to inspire teachers to be confident, innovative and to always teach like experts. We owe it to the children in our schools to put teachers and teaching back at the heart of our profession.  

We work with schools, trusts and networks across the UK, who want expert advice and support to find their own solutions to the unique issues they face, creating the very best curriculum through which their children can flourish. Contact us to see how we might work together.

What our clients tell us

“Ruth has provided strategic direction and inspiration to the development of Primary English across our Multi-Academy Trust, helping us transform our approach to driving improvement in reading and writing.

 

Dawn Hayward, Deputy CEO and Education Director, Windsor Academy Trust

 

Ruth is one of the most knowledgeable, well-informed and enthusiastic people working in the field of primary English in the UK.

I’ve learnt so much about education from her.”

 

James Clements, writer, researcher and author of ‘Teaching English by the Book’

 

Ruth exudes passion and common sense which is infectious.

My staff were genuinely inspired working alongside her and she had a clear impact on us achieving outstanding in our OFSTED.

 

Darrell Butler, Principal,

John Locke Academy, London

Follow us on Pinterest & discover our Book Web

One of the aims of the National Curriculum is to ‘develop a love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment’. So whatever book you’re reading to your class, or planning from, link it to other similar titles to get the children reading more widely.

We have developed these simple book webs to get you started – all are available on Pinterest so follow us today!

Please leave any suggestions you have of other books that could get caught in the web!

 

Find out how we can help your school today