Verity has worked in a range of educational settings over the last 20 years. Her doctoral research investigated how children learn – with specific reference to science education. She became an Education Advisor to the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Europe’s leading eco centre, The Centre for Alternative Technology. During this time, she developed a range of resources for WJEC, as well as national and international organisations.
More recently, while working as Deputy Head of a Community School in West Wales, Verity played a central role in the strategic development of the More Able and Talented Programme for Pembrokeshire, this leading her to become an Advisor for London Gifted and Talented (LGT) and later developing the Bristol Gifted and Talented programme. In addition to this she also manages the content of the MATWales website that LGT set up for several Welsh regions, and develops and delivers training with Bob Cox (author of the award winning Opening Doors to Poetry and Prose series). A recent collaboration with Exeter University has seen the creation of the Who Made My Clothes? online course with over 6,500 participants taking part worldwide.
Verity supports all learners and has extensive experience working with students, parents and teachers living with dyslexia and autism. At present she provides 1:1 support for students at the University of Bristol as well as bespoke whole-school and Family of School INSET days on subject specific areas and curriculum development. She also gives support through individual mentoring, lesson observation and modelled teaching – working extensively with teachers in their classrooms to promote engagement, raise attainment and cultivate cultural capital.
Please contact Verity to discuss your individual needs.