Kelly Ashley

Kelly Ashley


Kelly has 20 years’ experience working in teaching and leadership roles in national and international schools as well as consultant roles within LA advisory teams. She works with groups and individual schools across the country, offering bespoke training and consultancy support on all aspects of the primary English curriculum. She has firm roots in educational research, supporting schools to explore evidence-based solutions to school improvement.

Kelly is currently writing and has contributed to several publications including:
• Word Power (June 2019)
• Real Writing: Writing across the curriculum in science (May 2019)
• Working Together: Coaching as the compass in the journey of implementation (CollectivEd, September 2018)
• Word Power: Creating a language-rich environment (Chartered College, May 2018)
• Storytelling through the arts: Teaching literacy across the curriculum (2011)
• Collaborative group learning (2010)
• Lesson study as a whole school approach to improving guided writing (2008)

Cert in Education, B.Ed., MA in Reading and Literacy, MA in Educational Leadership and Change Management

+ Reviews

Recent feedback from training:


"Outstanding session. Kelly was extremely engaging and provided lots of very useable strategies and resources to support the teaching of vocabulary. I also loved the texts she read and cannot wait to go back into school and put them into teaching."

English lead, Cambridgeshire


"As a result of Kellys vocabulary training, we were able to come back to school and disseminate some of the key messages through our staff meetings. Since the training, we have noticed an increased emphasis on the importance of vocabulary within our school language and many quick actions have been implemented."

Headteacher, Warrington


"Thank you so much for the time you spent preparing and working with the teachers at Magellan. You were fabulous and the teachers really took a lot away from your sessions. They are already working on ways to implement new ideas using engaging texts."

Senior leader, North Carolina, USA


"Kelly was very knowledgeable and provided clear leadership, delivery and support for the project."

Teacher, SSIF project in North Yorkshire


"Excellent ideas to make teaching more fun!"

ITT student, Knaresborough