Michele Zylstra

Deputy Head Teacher, Essex Primary School

SLE for Mathematics, Assessment, Differentiation and Supporting Middle Leaders

Email: michele.zylstra@essex.newham.sch.uk

Professional & Personal details:

Michele Zylstra is an experienced teacher and senior leader at Essex Primary School, where she works as Deputy Headteacher and Phase Leader in KS1 and EYFS. She has extensive classroom experience teaching in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, both as a class teacher and through her work supporting new and developing teachers. Michele has wide experience in Initial Teacher Training and CPD, having led the OLEVI-accredited Improving Teacher Programme and having mentored and supported trainees on PGCE, Schools Direct and TeachFirst routes.

Michele is passionate about the teaching of mathematics, and is involved in team teaching across the primary school. She is an Accredited Lead with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, and she has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Specialist Teaching (MaST).