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Literacy Years 1-13

Accredited Facilitators

The accredited facilitators of Education Support Services offer targeted support to schools to address the literacy demands of the NZ Curriculum in all learning areas. Literacy support is evidence-based, comprehensive and designed to address reading, writing and oral language to support students to meet the language demands across the curriculum.

We support schools by:

  • Providing professional development in literacy leadership across primary and secondary schools
  • Collaborating with teachers to build pedagogical practice in literacy across the curriculum
  • Developing capability in the use of effective literacy assessment practice and the use of relevant assessment tools
  • Supporting teachers to inquire into the impact of their literacy practice

Facilitation may include:

  • In-depth support for a team of teachers in a school, which includes regular visits to meet with focus teachers, observations, and wananga to share progress of target students
  • Building literacy capability within learning areas
  • Working with groups of schools and Kāhui Ako
  • Sharing practices that support students to learn
  • Reviewing current programmes and collaborating to design new learning experiences
  • Building skills in data analysis and ways of using the data to improve literacy achievement, including the use of Learning Progression Frameworks in Reading and Writing
  • Developing culturally responsive pedagogies and practices
  • Tailoring a programme to meet the needs of individual teachers, school or cluster

Accredited Facilitators

Year 1–8: Lauren Latimer and Henrica Schieving
Year 1–13: Denise Hitchcock

Lauren Latimer
Phone: 021 165 7324

Henrica Schieving
Phone: 021 067 0165

Denise Hitchcock
Phone: 021 912 947