Linden Learning Associate, School Improvement
Claire Wirth has been an associate of Linden Learning since 2012. She coaches EYFS leadership teams, carries out literacy reviews and provides strategic consultancy to ‘at risk’ Local Authorities.
She is currently Principal Severn View Primary Academy (previously Parliament Primary School) during which time she achieved the following:
- Taken the school from Special Measures to Good with Outstanding features (Ofsted June 2014)
- 2014 outcomes show the percentage of pupils gaining L6 in Maths, Writing and English Grammar is well above the National Average
- 2014 50% of pupils across the school make more than expected progress in all subjects
- Raised standards at end of Y6 by 40 percentage points in Reading, Writing and Maths exceeding the 2013 National Average in Reading and Writing,
- Raised the quality of teaching from Inadequate to Good
- Continued school improvement support and challenge to schools in need both locally and London
- Running a Child Care Hub pilot with the DfE and 4Children to raise standards of Early Years provision locally
Claire’s previous roles include interim headteacher at Parliament Primary School, when she was commissioned by the Local Education Authority to lead the Special Measures school through HMI visits towards a Section 5 and sponsored academy conversion; and Senior Regional Adviser at National Strategies, where she led a team delivering Government policy and key national strategy objectives in local authorities, schools and settings, while supporting the improvement of quality provision and outcomes for children and their families.
Her extensive CV includes Senior Primary Adviser Early Years at Children Services of Swindon Borough Council; Lead Primary Literacy Consultant at Goucestershire Local Authority. Publications include Early Language and Literacy (Nursery World, 2007), Literacy Today: ‘Phonics Fun’ (December 2001); Red Giants series of Big Book Teacher Guides and Lesson Plans (Heinemann, 2000-2001) and Resource for Teachers: ‘150 Literacy Hours for Y1 Teachers’ (Hodder & Stoughton, 2001).