Kim Porter (B.A, M.Ed) has a long and diverse career in early years and primary education. This has included work within schools as a teacher across Nursery to Y6 and as an “outstanding” Headteacher of an infant and nursery school with an Autistic Resource Unit on site. She has long experience of supporting and improving pedagogy across maintained and non-maintained sectors, as a Primary English Adviser, a Literacy consultant and an Early Years lead in an LA.
As a School Improvement Partner and strategic local authority leader, Kim led on the implementation of the EYFS and managed a quality improvement team working across all EY settings. Following this, Kim took on a key leadership role in the National Strategies working on the Every Child a Talker programme. As a Senior Adviser she has developed a wide range of materials, implemented and monitored a very successful national programme and worked effectively with a variety of stakeholders to develop aligned strategic approaches to improving children’s early language development.
A skilled presenter, Kim has vast experience of planning CPD and support materials across all aspects of language and literacy birth to eleven, combined with raising outcomes for pupils through direct work with practitioners and a sharp focus on improving teaching and learning, through modelling and peer coaching. In addition, she has specialist knowledge as both a Better Reading Partnership and Talking Partners tutor, and has worked extensively in the North with parents, governors, students and practitioners with these particular programmes. During her diverse career, Kim has written articles for magazines about early years, was a co-author of the Literacy Trust’s Early Reading Toolkit audit and has written materials and resources to support young children’s understanding of history –specifically about Ghandi – for use at an East Lancashire museum. Kim is passionate about improving outcomes for all children.
Kim can be contacted directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org