Nicola Leighton

Acting Deputy Headteacher and FS/KS1 Leader at Cathedral Primary School

Nicola Leighton, Acting Deputy Headteacher and FS/KS1 Leader at Cathedral Primary School

Area of expertise;

  • Early Years
  • Phonics

Previous experience of supporting staff or schools:

  • Over the last few years I have regularly provided support to Foundation Stage teachers and leaders, both within the borough and outside it, often with a particular focus on the environment/ provision, data and phonics.
  • I have been a moderator for Southwark, helping to ensure accurate and robust judgements are made by teachers at the end of the Foundation Stage.
  • I run a peer coaching programme within my own school, providing opportunities to share good practice and build confidence in teachers.

Any other relevant information:

  • I am the Author of the book Outstanding Early Years Provision in Practice published by Practical Pre School Books
  • I received an ‘Excellent Teacher Award’ from Southwark in July 2013.
  • In 2015 the whole Early Years team, under my leadership, received the Southwark ‘Excellent Practice Award’.