Rebecca Beddoes

Dean Thompson Talk for Writing trainer

TfW Primary Expert

Based in the West Midlands, but available for training nationwide.

Rebecca is Assistant Head Teacher and English Leader at a primary school in the West Midlands. She is also a Specialist Leader in Education and has worked with NQTs, leadership teams and groups of teachers to raise standards in reading and writing.

Rebecca is passionate about Talk for Writing and Talk for Reading and has experience of using them across the key stages. She has implemented the approaches and been involved in a Talk for Writing project to embed and refine systems and practices to bring about sustained, whole school change. Rebecca has experience of using Talk for Writing with pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and has also used Talk for Writing with higher attaining pupils.

Rebecca has witnessed the transformational power of Talk for Writing and is keen to share her knowledge and experience of the approach with schools so that they too can implement it and develop their own systems, practices and culture that will lead to sustainable improvement.