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217: Reading and parental engagement with Stamshaw Junior School

James Schillemore is English Leader and Lower Phase Leader at Stamshaw Junior School in Portsmouth.

James published his own children’s book, ‘Off the Post’ in 2013 and is passionate about children learning to read and developing a love of books and language. James undertook an extensive research project in to the subject as part of his National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership and, as a father of three, can provide insights into the world of children’s reading from a parent’s perspective too.

We cover:

  • Primary reading
  • English
  • Senior Leadership
  • Parental engagement using MarvellousMe app
  • Writing poetry for pupils
  • E-Safety
  • Teacher modeling
  • Careers
  • Being an author


Social Media Information

Twitter @Stamshawjun

Resources Mentioned

MarvellousMe App – You can listen to Adrian, founder of MarvellousMe, chat to Mark on the Education on Fire Podcast Ep 188

Alison – Elvis Costello

University of Chichester Academy Trust.

Off the post

I’m delighted to say my audio course is now live on Listenable.

10 Pieces of Advice You’d Like to Have as a Child

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