Specialist Support

Beaver Road is a National Support School and David How, the headteacher, is a National Leader of Education. National Leaders of Education (NLEs) are outstanding headteachers or principals who, together with the staff in their schools, known as designated National Support Schools (NSS), use their skills and experience to support schools in challenging circumstances.
Beaver Road has a very successful record of working with other schools, headteachers, groups of teachers and individual teachers in improving teaching and learning and pupil attainment and achievement. In addition to leading their own schools, NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards. Beaver Road is currently engaged in assisting a primary school in Bury move out of special measures.
David How has extensive experience working with the National College on leadership programmes for headteachers and middle and senior management staff. David is also available for Governing bodies and Headteacher performance management.
Schools seeking advice or support, guidance or help of any kind can contact David for an informal discussion on 07817 325 779 or email head@brps.net.

Specialist Dyslexia Teacher

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Cathy Blairs is Beaver Road's Specialist Dyslexia Teacher who was judged by Ofsted to be an outstanding practitioner.
She was a Key Stage 2 teacher for ten years and has been in her current role of Specialist SpLD Teacher for over twelve years, commencing in January 2002 for Manchester LEA and joining Beaver Road in January 2014.
She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties, is a member of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) holding AMBDA status, and attends regular training and workshops as part of her Continuing Professional Development.
Cathy enjoys forging excellent relationships with her schools, pupils and their parents. She is available for teaching using a highly structured, cumulative and multisensory language programme for dyslexic students based on the Hickey method, or for assessments, reports, screening or training. 
Cathy can be contacted directly at c.blairs@brps.net for advice or any other enquiries.