Has there ever been a time when you just couldn’t think of the word you needed during a conversation? Maybe it was ‘on the tip of your tongue’ but you just couldn’t remember it, or perhaps it was that you did not have the proper word to express a feeling.
We can all become irritated when we cannot sufficiently express ourselves or our thoughts. For most of us, this is a fairly rare event, but for countless children, a shortage of vocabulary creates regular barriers that are tricky to overcome.
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About the Adviser
Tricia Bunn – Adviser, Services For Education
Over a career spanning 20 years, Tricia has been involved in primary Education in a variety of contexts – as a teacher; senior leader; headteacher (within an LEA and within an Academy) and teacher educator. She is an experienced, successful headteacher, having led two schools since 2010.
For three years Tricia was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Wolverhampton. In this role she was Module leader for English and Lead Tutor for the PGCE. Tricia is part of our School improvement team and is a tutor on the SFE primary initial teacher training programme.
She is the Lead English Adviser and co-leads on our curriculum development programme. Another key part of her most recent work has been embedding an understanding of cognitive theory into CPD, and ensuring this is the basis of work going forward.