MEET THE TEAM
Director of Direct Instruction (Maths)
Kevin is Director of Direct Instruction for Maths for the United Learning Trust overseeing forty-five secondary schools nationally in the UL chain as well as offering ongoing support to trusts and schools across the UK.
Kevin started his teaching career in primary school education in the London Borough of Newham and went into secondary education when he moved to Dorset. He remembers how tough life was in Inner City London during the early 80's where he grew up. It was his own schooling experience and subsequent life experiences that has driven his passion to help disadvantaged children achieve throughout his teaching career. Closing the gaps between the disadvantaged and the more advantaged children is what still drives him on and a pursuit of equality in education remains his aim.
Kevin started his DI journey in 2017 and is experienced in teaching and coaching all the Corrective Maths and Reading programmes and Connecting Maths Concepts.
Kevin has a love of History that he enjoys reading in his own time as well as playing bowls at a competitive level.
Director of Direct Instruction (English)
KS3 English and KS4 Media
Suzy is Director of Direct Instruction for English for the United Learning Trust overseeing forty-five secondary schools nationally in the UL chain as well as offering ongoing support to trusts and schools across the UK.
Suzy grew up in strict household where education was taken seriously and it was her own life experiences growing up in Lambeth, South London that has driven her to help children, with very little confidence, see the value of education and help those very students achieve success.
Suzy graduated with honours in 2002 and soon after, moved to the South Coast of England. Her teaching journey started at Glenmoor & Winton Academy in Bournemouth and she later joined Magna Academy in Poole in 2012.
Suzy was introduced to Engelmann's Direction Instruction in 2017 and is now experienced in teaching and coaching all the Corrective Reading and Corrective Maths programmes and Connecting Maths Concepts.
Suzy is an advocate of explicit teaching, Raising Achievement in Key Stage 3 and works closely with well-known leaders and educators across the UK.
Suzy enjoys family time and cooking.
Teacher of Direct Instruction (English)
KS3 English and KS3 MFL
Jane is a Teacher of Direct Instruction for English for Avonbourne Academies.
Jane is an English and Modern Foreign Languages teacher and is a trained linguist and has taught Spanish, French and English for twenty years.
Jane also has experience as a primary school outreach teacher specialising in the teaching of languages through phonics.
Jane was introduced to Engelmann's Direction Instruction in 2020 and is now experienced in teaching the Corrective Reading programmes.
Jane has a passion for reading and supporting children with their own reading and she enjoys exploring nature and open water swimming.