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What We Do

Hilary Thompson – Head Teacher - SLE

When I began teaching I worked in East London, where I taught in several large schools with upwards of 300 pupils. It was in this environment that I first became interested in the mentoring of newly qualified and aspiring teachers. Since moving to the North East, I have had the privilege to work in several smaller rural schools including Castleton CP School where I worked for 7 years as the Key stage 2 teacher. When Castleton and Glaisdale schools federated, I became the teacher in charge. In2015 I became the head teacher at St Heddas R.C. Primary School in Egton Bridge.

Areas of Expertise

  • Outreach work supporting primary teachers
  • Quality First Teaching
  • NQTs
  • Whole Key stage planning

Example(s) of outreach work undertaken and impact

I have supported several NQTs through their first year of teaching ensuring that all successfully completed the year with the necessary documentation in place assisting schools where other pressures were present. This was addressed through a combination of coaching and mentoring sessions and with the schools overall goals in mind.

Looking at the element of Quality Fist Teaching, has been a focus for several schools and how planning reflects this in classroom practice. Undertaking observations, joint moderation, book scrutiny and marking and feedback, are common themes running through much of the work I have undertaken. Systems that have been put into place have led to pupils, teachers and schools making good progress which is supported by their data.



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13 Sep 2021

Due to continued growth in pupil numbers, we are excited to be advertising for a new ATA in Key Stage 2. Please check our website or call the office for more information or to arrange a school visit @ScarboroTeach @CoastOA @EskValleyTSA @NYCResearchSch

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21 Jul 2021

Places for Mastering Number in North Yorks, York and the East Riding still available! Book today 👉 @CoastOA @STAR_Teaching @EastRidingILS @YCATSCHOOLS @SwaleAlliance @EskValleyTSA @RidingForwardTS @ScarboroTeach @EborHopeTSA

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2 Jul 2021

The DfE have now confirmed the new NPQ scholarships for Autumn 2021: Register your interest with Pathfinder Teaching School Hub here and we will send you more information on how to apply. @Ambition_Inst @CofE_EduLead #NPQ #CPD

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14 Jun 2021

Social & Emotional Learning - Twilight session led by @RobHTNewt & @mouldyjo Places still available - contact @ScarboroTeach to register (details on the flyer). @CoastOA @HuntResearchSch @NYCResearchSch @ResearchWolds @PathfinderTSH @EskValleyTSA @EducEndowFoundn @RedKiteTSH

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