Maria Richards is a freelance Education Consultant specialising in specifically targeted support for raising standards and Closing in the Gap in literacy. Receive tailored literacy support, unique to the needs of your school and your learners.
Maria also offers a comprehensive programme of training and conferences available to all schools. Although based in Somerset, Maria is available for in-school support, consultancy and training across the UK and overseas.
Maria is also part of the National Talk for Writing team. She is the only Somerset consultant to be a Pie Corbett accredited Talk for Writing trainer, offering consultancy and training packages nationally and internationally.
See Here for Detailsofthe support Maria can provide schools.
‘Inspirational training provided by Maria has supported our school in raising standards in writing from Foundation Stage to Year 6 which was recognised in our OFSTED inspection where results are now above the national average. Staff thoroughly enjoy teaching writing and our pupils are totally enthused about it and have gained in immense confidence in their own ability as writers!
“Maria is a breath of fresh air – handing on the essential skills of literacy teaching in such an engaging way. She has a breadth of practical classroom experience and this, combined with her sense of humour and enthusiastic delivery, ensure that her training sessions are hugely informative and entertaining.”
CLP Lead and Former Headteacher, Somerset
"An inspiring literacy specialist who understands the needs of both teachers and head teachers in raising achievements and standards"