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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 was a judge for the Amnesty CILIP Honour Medal 2016-2018 and is a 2019 Brandford Boase judge.
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An experienced teacher and senior leader, Charlotte taught across the primary school age range before holding several posts including Assistant Headteacher and Leadership posts including Early Years and Literacy. Charlotte's special interests lie in Early Years, early reading development, the development of writing and the use of picturebooks and poetry to raise children's engagement and attainment. She leads the CLPE's ground breaking Power of Pictures research and developed the CLPE's Power of Poetry research project.
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An experienced teacher and senior leader, Farrah taught across the primary school age range before holding several leadership posts in areas including Literacy, EAL, EMA and Inclusion. She received an MA in Bilingualism in Education. She coordinates CLPE’s partnership and regional work and is the author of CLPE’s Reflecting Realities Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature 2017. She was awarded the Brenda Eastward Award in recognition of her work on Reflecting Realities.
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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 a member of our expert teaching team and an experienced teacher who has taught across the primary phases. She has in depth experience providing professional development for experienced and newly qualified teachers, trainees and support staff. She leads our specialist courses Developing the Role of the English Subject Leader and Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction with author Tony Bradman.
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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 manages the administration and logistics for the delivery of the Power of Reading project across England. She also supports the development of the programme by brokering contracts with Local Authorities, school academies, trusts and consortiums and Literacy organisations.
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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. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and a long standing interest in and knowledge of international children’s literature, developed through her work at CLPE and with IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People. Ann has written articles for The School Librarian and Back to School magazines. Her most recent article is Ten of the Best Books about the Moon in Books for Keeps, July 2019.
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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 institutions, the public and charity sectors. She is CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) qualified and the main contact for all Marketing and PR enquiries. One of her favourite books as a child was Matilda by Roald Dahl.
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Jessica is the marketing officer at CLPE. She has graduated from the University of Southampton in 2018 with a degree in History.

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Before joining CLPE, Kiri ran branded social marketing campaigns for influencers.

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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 since 2013. 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.