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“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.

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

Malala Yousafzai

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

Audre Lorde

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"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
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"Read, read, read.

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

William Faulkner
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"The art of teaching,

is the art of

assisting

discovery."

Mark Van Doren

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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”.

 
James Clements, Writer, Researcher & 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

“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”.

 
Shelley Anderson, English Leader, St Georges, Birmingham

“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“.

 
Dawn Haywood, Deputy CEO & Education Director, Windsor Academy Trust

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”.

 
Hugh Greenway, CEO, The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust

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“.

 
Jacqui Grace, Headteacher. Ham Dingle Primary School, West Midlands

“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”.

 
Sally Robbins, English Leader, Pedmore C of E Primary School, West Midlands

“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”.

 
 
Jane Davies, Senior Consultant, Improve English
“Love working with Ruth. She is a bridge from the best of the past to the potential of the future imbued as she is with mastery and a depth of understanding of the raising standards for all learning and teaching whilst remaining passionate about the international context, comparisons, and needs for children to thrive

Peter Hall Jones, Founder of the Curriculum Foundation

“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!

Vicky Garrett, English Leader, Wood End Primary, Warwickshire
“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
Ruth supported my school with a complete rewrite of the English and non-core curriculum and gave specialist teaching support and mentoring. Ruth provided passionate inspiration and a motivational ‘can do’ attitude to my leaders, this accompanied with her forensic subject and pedagogical knowledge meant Ruth became a vital part of our team. Ruth ‘says it as it is’  but with warmth and compassion. I cannot recommend Ruth highly enough, an inspiration to me and my team”.

Mark Davis, Head Teacher, St Peters Primary School, Staffordshire
Ruth’s passion and love of reading and writing was contagious to all those who attended her training. The training was the right balance between theory and practice and her knowledge of the English curriculum deepened our staffs’ understanding of good quality teaching and learning. Teachers and TAs came away with lots of ideas that they were keen to try straight away. I highly recommend her training“.

Denise Gardner, Deputy Head Teacher, Birmingham
Ruth has inspired our staff to breathe new life into the teaching of reading, and reading for pleasure. Her passion for English captures imaginations, generates enthusiasm and facilitates the learning journey. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon but is also a warm and emotionally intelligent coach. It has been a pleasure to work with Ruth”.

Sharon Gibson, Headteacher, Devonshire Infants, West Midlands

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