Meet the team

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Before joining CLPE in 2013, Louise was the headteacher of two schools, a nursery school and a primary school and was also a senior leader in both the Primary National Strategies and the National College of School Leadership. She is a judge for the Amnesty CILIP Honour Medal, a school governor and writes for a range publications.
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An experienced teacher and senior leader, Charlotte taught across the primary school age range before holding several leadership posts in areas including Literacy, Early Years Foundation Stage, more able pupils and KS2. She leads the CLPE's ground breaking Power of Pictures work. Her latest published article is Inspiring Illustrations in Teach Primary.
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An experienced teacher and senior leader, Farrah taught in challenging inner London primary schools across all phases before moving into senior management where she led literacy, EAL, EMA and Inclusion. Farrah has an MA in Bilingualism in Education and coordinates our partnership and regional work. A regular contributor to the NALDIC magazine, she recently produced the blog Reflecting Readers Realities in Children's Literature.
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An experienced senior leader, Anjali taught children throughout the primary age range. She has been an assistant headteacher, led the KS1 phase and the EYFS as Head of 0-5s, been the leading teacher for mathematics and developed the role of teaching assistants. Anjali is a regular contributor to Teach Early Years magazine and her most recent article is 'Immersed in Verse'.
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Katie is an experienced teacher who has been both key stage and literacy leader. She holds a National Professional Qualification for Middle Management and has in depth experience providing professional development. Katie has an MA in Gender Studies and has written for Teach Reading and Writing, with her most recent article: Set in Your Ways, published in June 2016.
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Darren is an experienced teacher who has taught across all phases in a range of London primary schools and held a wide number of different leadership posts, including Deputy Head Teacher, Subject Lead for English, ICT and Music, Early Years Foundation Stage, Assessment, Behaviour Management and Curriculum Development.
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Jonny is an experienced teacher and senior leader, who has taught across the primary age range and held a number of leadership roles including Literacy, MFL - for which he was a county-wide lead teacher – Computing and Headship. Before joining the teaching profession he worked in academia.
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Gwyneth originally trained as a secondary school teacher and taught English as a second language in Hong Kong. She has over twenty years experience of working with projects for children and young people in both the education and voluntary sectors. Gwyneth is the main contact for all queries relating to the Power of Reading project.
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Emma manages the course bookings, administration and website enquiries for the Power of Reading Project. She previously worked in the publishing/arts sector. Emma has loved reading from a young age and her favourite books as a child were the Paddington books by Michael Bond.
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Ann has been a Librarian for 40 years, advising teachers, parents and publishers about children’s books. With an MA in Children’s Literature, she is an expert in international children’s literature, through her work at CLPE and with IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People. Ann's most recent article is Ten of the Best Fairy Tale Collections for Children in Books for Keeps, November 2017.
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Sarah is a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in marketing strategy, campaign management, branding and digital marketing for further and higher education insti

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Jessica is the print and digital marketing assistant at CLPE. She has recently graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in History.

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After graduating from a degree in World Literatures, Payal interned with several children’s and adult publishers.

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Lindsey has a background in website management and business information research and has previously worked in public, corporate and legal sectors. She is responsible for the CLPE website. One of her favourite books as a child was Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.
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Rachel has a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Southampton, and qualified as an 'Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants' (ACA) while working for an international accountancy firm. She specialised in auditing charities and schools in the years before joining CLPE. She has loved books from a young age, especially the fantastical, starting with cute monsters and progressing to ghost stories.
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Siobhan is responsible for the book-keeping at CLPE whilst studying for her ACCA qualification. The book character Siobhan would love to be is a witch from Roald Dahl's The Witches
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Maria has managed the CLPE Centre for 4 years. Prior to working at CLPE Maria ran a successful design consultancy before moving into project management. Maria is the main contact for any matters relating to the CLPE building or if you are interested in working at CLPE. The book that made Maria a reader was Daddy Long Legs, read to her by her English teacher.
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Sharon manages the course bookings and is also the contact for hiring rooms at CLPE. The book that made Sharon a reader was Heidi.
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Yve is the Administration Assistant. She assists with the preparation for CLPE courses and conferences and manages the postage and packing of publications.
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John is our Premises Officer.  He also manages parking enquiries for those wishing to use the car park at CLPE.