Jo has over 20 years’ experience of working in Early Years education . She started her teaching career in a large infant school and during her time there taught across the age phases including Nursery, Reception and Year One before jetting off to sunnier climates and experiencing the joy of teaching in California.
Returning to the UK, Jo continued her teaching career moving into senior management roles before leaving to take up a position in Doncaster LA as a Children’s Centre Consultant teacher and subsequent roles as an Early Years Consultant and Quality Improvement lead. Jo has worked in the Early Years sector for some time advising and guiding colleagues in the PVI sector and cementing her knowledge of child development from birth to 5 years. In 2014 Jo was appointed as National Services Manager for Early Excellence where she coordinated and delivered Baseline training and was instrumental in the development of their Early Years assessment and tracking system.
Most recently Jo has returned to school improvement work and supports a number of schools in driving forward their quality improvement plans helping to develop and lead exceptional EYFS practice. Jo is also an experienced FSP moderator and is the Profile Manager for Kirklees LA.