Jade Clifford – EYFS Teacher in Dolphins Class & English & Phonics Leader

I am Dolphin Class teacher and love teaching in EYFS. I am proud to be part of our kind, creative and inspiring school and always aim to help children to believe in themselves and reach for the stars! We are always laughing and smiling in my class and I believe that learning through play is the most positive way to motivate children. In my role as English and Phonics Lead, I lead our team in teaching skills through immersive stories and experiences. We provide opportunities for children to read, write and talk innovatively and creatively whilst always challenging themselves. We support them to take their learning in any direction they choose and be bold and brave in their ideas!

I recently became a ‘Leader of Learning’ in East Sussex and mentor and train local schools in high quality phonic teaching as part of my role in Pashley Phonic Hub. Although teaching teachers is fun I much prefer teaching 5 year olds!

When I am at home in Brighton I love spending time with my friends and visiting museums and events. I do weekly yoga and jewellery making and love vintage shopping at any opportunity…now including upcycled furniture for my new home!