Judith qualified as a junior teacher in the days of discovery learning and topic webs. Following five years of teaching, she moved to South Africa to teach in a small rural school which was a pioneer of multi-racial education in the post-apartheid years. There, she developed a pre-school curriculum and introduced a creative approach to teaching.
Getting married and starting a family resulted in Judith taking a career break and, during this time, she led creative arts at a small college in Cape Town. A return to teaching took Judith first to Year 2 and then to Reception where she discovered her passion for early years.
She organised an early years cluster group comprising of practitioners from across early years settings and this gave her the opening to become a local authority early years consultant and children’s centre teacher. During this time, she also trained as an NVQ assessor and Ofsted inspector, and spent six months on a secondment to senior leadership in a large primary school.
For a couple of years, she developed her own independent training and consultancy work specialising in early years, alongside her work as a local authority consultant. She delivered training with BEAM on early years maths and has collaborated with Michael Jones, formerly an ECaT consultant, as co-author of ‘Let’s Talk About Maths’.
She was a regional manager and is now an associate consultant for Early Excellence and is now a part-time assistant head teacher for teaching and learning in a Norwich Primary and Nursery School.
Judith brings to her training and consultancy a wealth of experience and knowledge. She is an inspiring and motivating trainer who combines theory and practical hands on experiences successfully to create an unforgettable day.