Chris Whitney

Chris is an independent literacy and film education consultant. For 13 years she was a Literacy Consultant for CfBT Education Services, Lincs. In the East Midlands she delivered school improvement programmes and bespoke support in phonics, speaking and listening, drama, poetry, reading, creative writing, grammar, integrated technologies and film education. She is a national KS2 Writing moderator, (KS1 and 2), moderating reading, writing and maths. She delivers CPD on SCITT and NQT courses. Chris was a class teacher, then deputy head in a large multi-cultural school in Slough and led the introduction of the National Literacy Strategy across Slough schools. Chris has written intervention programmes for KS2 in grammar and spelling, and written for Harper Collins (Treasure House series). She became a British Film Institute (BFI) lead practitioner in 2004 and has led a film education programme in Lincolnshire for 7 years. She coordinates an international primary film programme for BFI.