“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
"Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach."
"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world."
"The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot."
"Once she knows how to read, there's only one thing you can teach her to believe in - and that is herself."
"Read, read, read.
Read everything. The classics, good and bad, and see how they do it."
"The art of teaching,
is the art of
What our clients say
“Ruth has supported us to view how we teach writing in a different way, and has given us a fresh perspective on how to ensure our children are being the best authors they can possibly be”.
Hayley Mould, English Leader, Birchwood Primary, Warwickshire
“Ruth is one of the most knowledgeable, well-informed and enthusiastic people working in the field of primary English. I’ve learnt so much about education from her”.
“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“.
“Ruth is an inspiration when it comes to reading. Her passion, wealth of knowledge and domain games resources allow you to create lessons based around the curriculum that engage all ages and educate pupils in ways you wouldn’t think”.
“Ruth has provided strategic direction and inspiration to the development of Primary English across our Multi-Academy Trust. She has helped us transform our approach to driving improvement in reading and writing“.
“Ruth Baker-Leask is an exceptional pedagogue, experienced school leader and deep thinker about the systems and processes of English teaching. She helps teachers create inspirational programmes of work that enable children to transcend their individual challenges”.
“Ruth’s sessions are jam-packed with ideas and practical suggestions which had staff fired-up to inspire children’s learning. Signposted to fabulous resources, staff were able to implement Ruth’s approach the next day and we have seen substantial improvement in outcomes for children’s writing“.
“Due to Ruth’s support we have seen staff confidence grow in how to identify and use quality texts effectively. As a result there has been a huge improvement in our writing! We now see our children enjoying writing, and wanting to write, and being able to self edit and improve”.
“Ruth is an engaging and knowledgeable trainer. Delegates have appreciated her vast subject knowledge and wealth of practical ideas to develop English teaching in their settings. Her delivery is lively and interesting with a range of activities and approaches”.
“Ruth supported us to make important changes regarding our English curriculum. Everybody enjoyed Ruth’s training sessions on spelling and editing work. The impact on our school has changed the way we think about and teach English!“