Samantha Walker



  • Curriculum leadership in a range of different areas
  • Providing support with leading on teaching and learning
  • Early years practitioner  foundation stage leader tracking pupil progress and monitoring attainment
  • Mentoring and coaching both ITT students and NQTs
  • SEN support
  • Leadership and management through the role of deputy head teacher, in particular: data analysis, assessment, tracking pupil progress and developing the outcomes for learners. Also, as deputy head teacher developing the role of deputy whilst maintaining the balance of the work load of a classroom based teacher


  • Been teaching since 1996
  • Worked in 3 different local authorities
  • Taught in EYs and Key Stage 1
  • Been a deputy headteacher in York since 2009


  • Current school has been judged as Outstanding by OFSTED (March 2017)
  • Improved phonic attainment in current school
  • Supported recently appointed SENCo in a York school


  • Early Years
  • SEN
  • Phonics
  • Behaviour for learning
  • Leadership – including staff development/CPD


  • 2014- supported a York school to develop EYs practice and staff knowledge
  • 2016-2017- supported a newly appointed SENCo in a York school

For an informal, no obligation conversation, contact Sarah Clarke, Director of Teaching School on 01904 528663 or via email

Sarah will be pleased to discuss ways in which we can use our collective expertise to support your school.

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