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Jo Curry

Key areas of Expertise: English, Moderation, Early Years to KS1 Transition


Jo is a Unity TSA Senior SLE



  • Excellent English subject knowledge from Early Years through to KS2.
  • Stretching and challenging the students working together at greater depth through effective questioning.
  • Developing the use of Reading Strategies through the teaching and learning of Guided reading and shared reading. 
  • Developing effective teaching sequences, using high quality texts across Early Years to KS1. 
  • Creating engaging lesson plans for Reading and writing, through effective and engaging hooks into the lessons and maintaining pace and challenge throughout. 
  • Developing a writing curriculum incorporating the writing process and writing strategies effectively in a clear, progressive teaching sequence. 
  • Phonics and Reading workshops for parents
  • POR trained – developing effective reading teaching sequences for English using high quality texts. 



  • KS1/2 moderations and understanding of Teacher Assessment Frameworks.
  • Defining robust and rigorous moderation programmes. 
  • Supporting schools in the understanding of the TAF and sharing exemplar materials. 
  • Sharing evidence of moderation packs and compiling work that exemplifies a standard across the primary phase. 
  • Provide training around critical discussions when moderating. 


Early Years to KS1 Transition

  • To support and build a firm transition plan for a school setting, providing smooth transitions for children whilst supporting staff in this process.