Anjali Patel - Lead Advisory Teacher

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 has worked for a Local Authority as language and literacy consultant. Anjali writes regularly for Teachwire and BBC Bitesize, sharing good practice in early years literacy.  Anjali leads our teaching team and, as well as teaching throughout our programme, is responsible for the development and delivery of our Early Years work.

What children’s book character would you love to be? Anjali says, "Anna Hibiscus in Atinuke’s stories epitomises what it is like to be a child growing up with family around her, dealing with the issues and dilemmas of childhood and extra ones created by her mixed heritage and the social circumstances of the people that she meets."