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Kelly Ashley - Independent Education Consultant

Kelly Ashley (Twitter - @kashleyenglish) has nearly 20 years of experience in education, enjoying teaching, leadership, research and advisory roles in both England and America. As an independent education consultant https://kellyashleyconsultancy.wordpress.com/ , she offers evidence-based primary English professional development and support for schools. Kelly has delivered her #WordPower CPD programme to a multitude of schools across the country. She has collaborated with Huntington Research School to explore vocabulary development at the transition and she has written for the Chartered College of Teaching in their professional journal, Impact – Word Power: Creating a language-rich environment (summer 2018 edition). #WordPower has been offered as a core CPD programme for the DFE-funded SSIF (Strategic School Improvement Fund) project, Real Writing: Writing across the curriculum in science (North Yorkshire) and, in collaboration with Alex Quigley (author of Closing the Vocabulary Gap), through the Powerful Words SSIF project (Cambridgeshire). Kelly’s first book, The Word Power League, a practical teaching and planning resource for KS1 teachers built around ‘Power Up’ strategies, is due out early 2019. The KS2 Word Power League resource is due summer 2019. For more information, visit www.wordpowerleague.co.uk