Claire James

Tollgate Primary School


Phone: 0207 476 1848

Key areas of expertise:

I have been a classroom teacher for 8 years and have worked across both key stages and in the EYFS.  I was EYFS leader for 5 years and during that time I have developed a very deep understanding of the EYFS framework, assessment and monitoring procedures.  As leader I supported colleagues in developing their own practice and led them as a team to build an outstanding EYFS provision at Tollgate.  I always lead by example and I am committed to making a difference ensuring the highest of expectations and challenge for every child.

I also have experience as Early Literacy leader where I have developed a secure understanding of phonics and have supported teachers in the delivery of quality phonics teaching throughout key stage 1 and early years.  I have been filmed for the Ofsted website teaching early reading and phonics in the Nursery.

I have a wealth of experience in supporting trainees, NQT’s and colleagues within classroom practice or developing leadership roles.  I am also a trained facilitator on the ITP and OTP programmes.

Key strengths:

  • approachable
  • enthusiastic
  • supportive
  • hardworking
  • high expectations