Elizabeth Riley

Elizabeth is currently the Assistant Principal and English lead at a community primary academy in Oldham. In this two-form-of-entry school, the vast majority of children are EAL learners. She has taught for more than 14 years and is responsible for developing the English curriculum across the school and supporting the development of teaching and learning in Key Stage 2. Recently, Elizabeth successfully completed an NPQSL for her work on developing reading and has been an Improvement Champion for the Focus Trust for the past three years.

Having been privileged to work with children who are predominantly EAL learners from low socio-economic backgrounds, Elizabeth has developed a secure knowledge and understanding of a range of strategies to support all children in developing their literacy skills and becoming confident and successful learners.

She is passionate about supporting and developing pupils and colleagues and uses evidence-based research to improve classroom practice and the English curriculum offered. Elizabeth has considerable experience in planning and delivering in-house and external training, which has equipped her to successfully support teachers and schools in the local area in developing their provision of reading and writing with a focus on assessment and skill progression and development.

Elizabeth values using coaching to empower colleagues to evaluate and enhance their practice to make a difference to their pupils. By investing time and effort in equipping teachers with strategies and skills that will secure success for themselves and their pupils, colleagues have become more engaged, inspired and motivated to achieve the best outcomes.

BA Hons French & Spanish
ITP and OTP facilitator
Level 1 Coaching

Elizabeth has an enhanced DBS disclosure.