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Clare Fulton

Literacy Trainer & Consultant

Having led literacy training at national events and in schools across the length and breadth of Scotland, Clare has collaborated with headteachers to identify specific training needs for schools and has delivered tailored responses to meet these needs.

As the first Scottish trainer for the Jolly Learning organisation, she has spoken at conferences and CPD events about the principles of teaching reading and writing through auditory, visual and kinaesthetic means, creating fun, interactive sessions and introducing active learning ideas for use in the classroom.

She devised and implemented a literacy programme for pupils from P1-7, ensuring they had a wide range of talking, listening, reading and writing opportunities, to build confidence in their use of the English language, allow them to access all areas of learning and communicate effectively wherever life’s journey takes them.

As a National Literacy Leader, Clare ran the National Young Readers’ Programme on several occasions, drawing parents into the school environment to participate in their children’s enjoyment of reading.

In 2013 she was invited by the Ministry of Education in Oman to train all inspectors and advisers in the teaching of synthetic phonics to children for whom English is a second language.  The MoE in Oman was delighted with the training and is now widely sharing evidence of its effectiveness after 4 years of implementation.