About Me

Hello I’m Karen Moncrieffe!

I  am a primary school teacher with nearly twenty years of teaching experience. My previous roles include assistant headteacher, EAL and literacy co-ordinator and member of the senior leadership team. My specialism is English.

I am also an educational writer who has worked for a variety of publishers creating resources to support the teaching of reading and writing. As well as writing for educational companies, I produce my own resources which are available for download or purchase at my Primary Texts shop which you can visit on the TES website.

In addition to the above, I also tutor on a one to one or small group basis providing support for pupils in maths and English at primary level. I enjoy the opportunity tutoring gives me to provide individual guidance and personalised attention.

I love teaching and writing and plan to keep doing them both.  As a practising teacher,  I am up to date with current teaching methods and expectations. I am able to use my resources with the classes I’m teaching which enables me to see whether they are effective.

Many of my resources are inspired by challenges I face whilst teaching and planning. If I can’t find a resource which is suitable for my requirements, then I’ll create it. Remaining in the classroom means I am aware of new initiatives and the pressures and practicalities of primary school teaching.

I know how many hours it can take to plan lessons and that teachers have a multitide of things to do. I aim to make high quality useful resources which save time. I try to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which support teachers, meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for English and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.

Above all, I strive to create lessons and materials that will not only help pupils learn, but also challenge them, develop their confidence and help them to develop an enthusiasm for reading and writing.



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