What We Do

Literacy Counts’ consultants work nationally to improve outcomes for children in the teaching and leadership of English. Working across Early Years and Primary Schools, Literacy Counts’ consultants provide professional development to teachers on how to teach English, and to leaders on how to lead English.

We have a passion for language and literacy and for improving outcomes for children in reading and writing.

We advise, consult and provide interactive and engaging professional development opportunities.  We provide professional development for clusters of schools, academies, academy trusts and teaching alliances. Our national advisers and reading and writing experts  can offer support in a variety of ways and have worked nationally across regions to do so. 


Our team of consultants and advisers work on school improvement strategies and projects within and across schools both regionally and nationally.

If you’re looking to improve the quality of learning through rich curriculum, get in touch today.

Gareth Davies

Senior Consultant

  • Strategic Leadership at a national level
  • English Subject Leader
  • National Strategies Regional Adviser
  • Author of national school improvement publications
  • National Projects and Interventions with EEF & NLT

Claire Belisari

Senior Consultant

  • National Strategies Consultant
  • English Subject Leader
  • Teacher Y2-Y6
  • Leading Literacy Teacher
  • University Tutor
  • Deputy Headteacher

 

Jemma Kay Baker

Jemma-Kay Baker

Business Support Manager

  • Operational and strategic Support
  • Finance management
  • Business management
  • Customer relations
  • Recruitment
Katie Halliwell

Katie Halliwell

Consultant

  • Moderator
  • Experienced Primary teacher
  • Teacher KS1 & KS2
  • Worked across a range of local authorities
  • Key Stage 2 specialist

Holly Martin

 Consultant

  • Experienced Primary Teacher
  • County Moderator
  • Reception Teacher
  • Early Years Specialist
Natalie Strickland

Natalie Strickland

Consultant

  • Moderator
  • English Subject Leader
  • Teacher EYFS, KS1, KS2 Teacher
  • Early Language and Phonics Lead
  • Senior leader
  • Worked across a range of local authorities
Tom Clifton

Tim Clifton

Associate Consultant

  • Over 15 years experience in Year 6
  • KS2 Moderator with LA
  • Senior Leader
  • Curriculum Lead
  • Worked across a range of authorities
Steven Caldwell

Steven Caldwell

Associate Consultant

  • Assistant Head
  • Specialist Leader of Education
  • Experienced Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teacher
  • Masters in Education Leadership

Emma Boyd

Associate Consultant

  • English Subject Leader
  • Deputy Headteacher
  • QTS Assessor Primary and Special School
  • Straight to Teach Consultant
  • National Project: Enriched Writing Curriculum
  • Assessment Lead

Katie Prescott

Associate Consultant

  • Headteacher
  • Moderator
  • English Subject Leader
  • National Strategies Consultant
  • Worked across a range of Local Authorities

Hannah Gaynor

Associate Consultant

  • Headteacher
  • Moderator
  • English Subject Leader
  • Teacher YR – Y7
  • Dramatist
  • Worked across a range of Local Authorities

 

Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell

Associate Consultant

  • English Subject Leader
  • Worked Nationally & Internationally
  • P4C facilitator
  • Specialises in innovative projects & action research
  • Certified Trainer of Trainers (CIEH)

 

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Associate Consultant

  • Composer and musician
  • Specialises in innovative projects
  • Worked from EYFS to Higher Education
  • Voluntary Arts Awards
  • Composer for the highly acclaimed Chester Mystery Plays
Rob Morris

Rob Morris

Associate Consultant

  • Head of Junior School
  • Experienced Senior Leader in State and Independent education sectors
  • Year 6 Classroom Practitioner
  • Experienced School Improvement Lead from EYFS to GCSE
  • Primary to Secondary Education Transition Leader
  • English Subject Leader