My name is Faye Stansfield and I have worked at Maidenbower Junior School for over ten years. As the school’s writing lead, I am passionate about creating writing lessons that are both engaging and inspiring. Although there are many pressures on schools to enable children to access the end of KS2 tests and understand complex grammar and spelling, I truly believe that this can be delivered in an enjoyable and exciting way. My own love of reading and books underpins everything I do and I believe that children should be taught to write as authors themselves, engaging with their audience and enjoying the experience of creating something unique. As a leader, I aim to develop this passion and drive in others, creating a learning experience that is purposeful, effective and motivating for all.
As well as my work with coordinating writing across the school, I have completed my training to become a Specialist Leader of Education for English. This role involves going out into other schools, coaching other leaders of English and teachers in order to help others develop professionally. I am also part of the West Sussex writing moderator team, supporting writing assessment across the county and ensuring consistency across locality schools.