starting her career in special education, supporting students with learning needs, before moving into English teaching. She spent two years as Second in English, with responsibility for KS3, as well as whole school Literacy. In 2005 Zoe became Head of Department, leading not only English and Literature, but Drama, Media and Film.
Before joining The Education People, Zoe was part of her school’s leadership team, initially ensuring challenge for the highest prior attainers and for whole school CPD. Finally, she led on Teaching and Learning across the school, looking at how they could utilize research to the best effect.
Zoe was also the school’s Professional Tutor, working with ITTs from different routes, as well as offering bespoke training and coaching for teachers and Middle Leaders.
Zoe is passionate about English and Literature, and is about to embark on her second MA, this time on the Victorian Gothic. She is also passionate about all things to do with Teaching and Learning, reading research, attending events to discuss its implications and has recently started to present at some of these events too.
In addition, she writes for TES and Teach Secondary Magazine, and has case studies included in books by Michael Chiles, Jamie Thom and Mark Enser.
As an English Adviser, Zoe can support in the evaluation of the impact of Teaching and Learning in your team and help review your curriculum. She can also provide advice and training on English pedagogy and knowledge. She can offer support with planning, as well as coaching support for the practical application in the classroom, plus advice and training for NQTs and RQTs. Zoe is happy to explore a range of topics beyond English, including middle and senior leadership, teaching and learning, approaches, CPD and Literacy.