Julie-Anne Tallon
0121 476 3415


  • Alison Sturgess
    Alison Sturgess

    Alison started teaching in Birmingham schools in 1983 and continued to work in a range of schools in various roles, including leadership positions until 2006. She then spent five years with Birmingham Local Authority as a National Strategies Consultant and school improvement advisor, specialising in English, leadership and delivering professional development.

    After completing headship roles, Alison joined DRB as an educational advisor, serving schools in many local authorities from Hereford to Hull!

    Since 2018, Alison has worked as an independent educational advisor (ALS Primary Learning), supporting schools in various ways in school improvement, headteacher performance management and curriculum/leadership development.

    Alison has delivered many successful courses and programmes for Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership.

  • Denise Harris
    Denise Harris
    Education Adviser, Services For Education

    Denise has 25+ years of experience as a qualified teacher (B.Ed., Hons) working in schools and an Education Action Zone.
    She became a local authority primary consultant in 2003 with a focus on mathematics and assessment. From 2009 she worked with Edge Hill University as an Every Child Counts (ECC) Teacher leader to deliver a suite of early maths intervention programmes through which she gained an MA in Early Mathematics.

    Denise also gained accreditation from NCETM as a Primary Professional Development Lead. She continues to work with Edge Hill University to manage the delivery of the very successful mathematics intervention programmes: Success@Arithmetic and 1stClass@Number.

    Denise successfully delivers the primary statutory assessment contract for moderation and monitoring on behalf of Birmingham LA. Through this role, and as an active member of AAIA, she works closely with other moderation managers both locally and nationally. She recruits, trains and accredits both KS1 and KS2 pool moderators.

Edgbaston Stadium


Edgbaston Stadium
Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU


Tue 8 Mar 2022


09:00 - 15:00

Writing Moderation

Focus: Curriculum
For: DHTs, English leaders, phase leaders, year band leaders


An opportunity for schools to moderate writing with other schools and MACs. Facilitated by two outstanding providers.

Director’s Note:

A great opportunity to compare your writing with a variety of other schools. Particularly good for MAC schools to see beyond their own MAC family. A great face to face writing support opportunity.