Assistant Head Teacher, Park Primary
SLE for Humanities and Oracy
Professional & Personal details:
Jonny is a KS2 teacher and senior leader with expertise in the creative and rigorous teaching of the primary humanities and oracy.
He has prior experience as a Geography coordinator at Elmhurst Primary, and now oversees the whole-school curriculum at Park Primary, as an Assistant Head. Jonny has organised the ETSA East London Geography Bee for the last five years, and has experience of organising and facilitating urban and rural fieldwork.
In terms of oracy and English, Jonny has supported the development of Speechmaking Celebration events since 2015, and he initiated and leads the Newham Poets poetry retreats - an ambitious partnership with Adisa the Verbaliser - which take primary pupils from a number of schools out into nature to create poetry and memorable experiences.
Jonny is an experienced SLE. He has supported action planning, fieldwork and curriculum development in two Newham primaries, as well as continuing to lead the Geography Bee. Jonny has supported the initiation of the Gants Hill Partnership TSA Speechmaking Celebration, and is supporting a network of private Islamic schools to develop rich oracy opportunities for their pupils.