Janet Patterson

St Stephen's Nursery

Email: Janet.patterson@st-stephens.newham.sch.uk

Phone: 0208 471 1366

Key areas of expertise:

  • Early years and working with two year olds. 
  • Special Needs including children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Differentiation and developing interventions. 
  • Speech, language and communication, oracy and phonological awareness. 
  • Outdoor and indoor environment and provision.
  • Curriculum, planning and assessment. 
  • Working in partnership with parents.
  • Supporting staff in developing teamwork.

Key strengths:

  • I still work very much in the rooms so am not removed from ‘real life’ teaching and learning.
  • I have a positive problem solving approach.
  • Iunderstand the ‘coaching’ model and have used this effectively with students and NQT’s – I can exercise active listening, sometimes looking beyond what someone is saying, giving feedback, encouraging people to come up with their own solutions while being supportive and being prepared to be a role model.