School Consultancy in Guangzhou Guangzhou? Where is that? This was my first thought when I was invited to work with the Nord Anglia British School of Guangzhou on a school consultancy. Guangzhou is a large bustling city in the south of China; the third largest city, in fact. The climate... View Article
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About Ros Ferrara
Ros has over 30 years’ experience working in teaching and leadership roles in schools, both nationally and internationally, as well as leadership roles within Local Authority advisory teams.
With extensive experience in all aspects of school improvement and contexts, as well as specialisms in English and EAL, Ros has developed inspirational, creative resources and training which puts English at the heart of the curriculum.
Assessing writing in primary schools for year 2 and year 6– a step in the right direction… Part 1 So, we have the promised revised assessment frameworks for writing for Year 2 and Year 6. First of all, what are the changes? Year 2 Year 6 Without a doubt, this... View Article
Developing a creative and engaging English curriculum For the last few years, much of the work I have done with schools has been about developing a creative and engaging, but rigorous English curriculum. Schools have been questioning the way that they are teaching English and want to make effective changes.... View Article
(Not Another Blog) About Phonics… Many, me included, have plenty to say about phonics. My Twitter feed regularly features links to blogs on the subject of phonics. These cover a wide spectrum of views, from those who would advocate a phonics first and phonics only approach to reading, to those... View Article
Teaching poetry in primary schools There is still an elephant in the room! We all know that we need to include poetry in our teaching. We all know that children need to listen to, discuss, respond to, perform and write poetry. However, the elephant remains – large, grey and unmoving!... View Article
Blog about handwriting? Would there be enough to blog about? I began to think. I remember my grandfather telling me how he had to learn exquisitely perfect copperplate handwriting on a slate. If that was not challenging enough, he was left-handed and his teacher tied his left hand behind his... View Article