About Carole Sleightholm
I love working with children and teachers and strongly believe that learning should be fun and engaging. Schools need to create an environment where children want to learn and every child reaches their potential. I strongly believe in life-long learning; I learn every day so working with children, teachers and leaders every day is a privilege and pleasure. I am particularly interested in the development of an exciting, creative curriculum, reading for pleasure, talk for writing, visual literacy and drama.
I plan and deliver training to teachers, schools, networks, and local authorities to develop and sustain their passion and motivation for improving progress and achievement for every child.
I am currently leading a project supporting Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) to improve Boys’ Writing in Essex with a network of schools. I provide bespoke support packages on curriculum and leadership nationally and internationally, including INSET days, Subject leader training and workshops on Grammar, Talk for Writing, Spelling, Language and Word Level, Reading for Pleasure, Developing Quality Leadership.
I have broad educational experience as a teacher and manager in schools and as a learning consultant and Lead Curriculum County Adviser, leading and managing a large team of English consultants and advisor colleagues in developing excellence in learning and teaching and curriculum provision for schools. I have an extensive knowledge of literacy, assessment and learning and I am a nationally accredited Local Consultant for Improvement in Stronger Management Systems.
I am an associate consultant with several organisations; for example I worked on the Kazakhstan Integrated Programme of Development project with Cambridge International Examinations, writing a new language curriculum and course plans for learners and teachers in Kazakhstan.
In my leisure time I particularly enjoy reading, film and theatre, travelling, cooking, yoga and Pilates. I am also a Governor and Chair of the Curriculum Committee at my local primary school.