Our Skills Specialist, Jo Steer, is an experienced and passionate learning practitioner with a decade of experience in both primary and secondary schools in West Yorkshire.
Initially working within the primary sector, she taught, inspired and devoted herself to classes in years 4, 5 and 6. Alongside this, she took on a number of different middle-leadership roles including ‘leading in learning’, Collaborative Learning Champion, Humanities coordinator and Acting SENDco.
Taking this experience into secondary education, Jo then moved into a role as a ‘Primary to Secondary Transition teacher, ‘ teaching Maths, English and ‘Topic’ to SEND children who were not ‘secondary-ready.’ She also coordinated a unique department named ‘Aspire’, in which year 7 and 8 pupils were taught life skills through primary-style topic-based projects. In creating and delivering specific skill-focused lessons; through pushing children to grow their resilience, independence, confidence and collaboration; Jo began to feel that other schools and students would benefit from practising these same skills.
In July, 2017, Jo left her role in secondary education. Her last hurrah was to lead an action-packed summer school for nervous year 6’s moving up to ‘big school.’ In November, 2017, the Skills with Frills blog became Skills with Frills Education Ltd.
Jo’s unique knowledge and experience; her enthusiasm for student-lead, skill-based learning; her ability to quickly connect with and motivate children, allow her provide a personalised, enriching classroom experience for your students.
If you’d like to see Jo in action at your school, contact us here to arrange a booking or to discuss options. Remember – your first booking is charged at a discount rate!
Unsure what you’d like Jo to teach? Have a look through the options we offer. Can’t find what you need? Contact us via phone or email to discuss exactly what you want and we’ll put together a day that meets your students’ needs.