Clare Astill

SLE Details

School: Ratby Primary School

Current role: English Lead

Number of years you have been teaching: 16 years

Designated specialism: English

Outreach support available

  • Reading – whole class reading and organisation
  • Pie Corbett – Introduction to Talk for Writing
  • Grammar – Pie Corbett Grammar

I have delivered Pie Corbett training in my own school and other schools. I have delivered Grammar training to teaching and support staff as well as Reading inset.


I was an English SLE at Affinity TSA for approximately 6 years and am now, after moving schools, an SLE for STEP TSA. I have led training on many different areas of English and led the English Subject Leader meetings for Affinity TSA. I have also led English sessions for SCITT initial teacher training.

My passion is in all aspects of English teaching and learning.

Relevant experience in specialism

During my teaching career, I have been a Lead English teacher for the LEA, supporting other schools on different aspects of English teaching and learning. I have been an LEA KS2 English Writing Moderator for the past 6 years and continue with this role. Recently, I have also been the project lead for my school for the SSIF Reading Project during 2018-2019.

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