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Adam Lawson - Assistant Head - Teaching and Learning (SLE)

Westmoor Primary School
Church Lane, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, West Yorshire, WF13 4EW

My name is Adam Lawson and I am an Assistant Head with key responsibility for Teaching and Learning at Westmoor Primary School in Dewsbury. I have been in this role for 3 years, prior to which I was assessment coordinator and literacy and numeracy coordinator. I have been a teacher for 15 years in Key Stage 2 and have extensive experience across the age range. In 2013, I became Assistant Head, initially with responsibility for assessment and subsequently took on the leadership of the whole school curriculum.

The main focus in my current role, is to work alongside subject leaders to assist them in developing their own leadership of a subject by identifying need, action planning, monitoring and tracking impact. I provide regular training for class teachers in improving their own practice and raising outcomes for pupils and provide direct classroom support through modelling good practice and team teaching. I am also experienced in curriculum design, particularly in literacy and numeracy, ensuring that planning provides coverage, progression and adaptability and meets the needs of the school.

Areas of Expertise
• Leadership of Literacy and Numeracy
• Improving teaching and learning.