Making curriculum links with homes and communities
Margaret is an independent educational consultant. She has worked as an Early Years and secondary English teacher, deputy headteacher in a primary school, initial and in-service teacher educator, family learning project officer and local authority adviser/inspector. She has been General Secretary and President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of their journal, Literacy. She has written on a number of issues, including Early Years practice and policy, assessment, family learning and approaches to classroom practice which incorporate home style learning. She is Chair of Governors of an Extended Primary School actively engaged in promoting parental partnerships and community cohesion and in developing the use of real life experiences in the teaching of language and literacy.