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Darren Matthews - Primary Advisory Teacher

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.  He has experience running a number of different successful book clubs for boys and for reluctant readers.  Darren has a BA in English Literature.  The books that made Darren a reader were The Worried Ghost by Seymour Reit (partially due to the wonderful illustrations by Quentin Blake) and The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, which was bought for him as a box set on his 9th birthday.

CLPE Blogs by Darren: A Spotlight on: Developing our Teaching PlansWhy Drama is essential in today's classrooms