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Leysa Henderson (Director, Trainer, Consultant and Coach,
Kreative Futures Ltd)
77 Belmont Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6LG
Phone: 07726 926 885 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSc Environmental Law and Policy Masters at University of Kent
PgDip Postgraduate diploma in law at the Law College in Guildford
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of East Anglia
BSc Honours Degree in Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia
Qualification in Personal Performance in Coaching with the Coaching Academy
Masters in Neuro-Linguistic Programming with Edge NLP
Master NLP Coaching
CPD – Neuroscience, Financial Coaching, Retirement Coaching, DISC training, Values and Beliefs and
A’levels – Law, Mathematics, Zoology and Statistics
Further courses booked on are:
a) Small to medium business coaching
b) Advanced master coaching
c) Continuous professional development through the Coaching Academy
Consultancy Experience for Kreative Futures Ltd
Established my own business ‘Kreative Futures Ltd’ -
http://www.kreativefutures.co.uk For testimonials on training and
coaching see - http://www.kreativefutures.co.uk/what-people-
Worked with the Department for Education on establishing Level 6
Assessed applications for funding with the Greater London Authority
and then interviewed successful candidates to ascertain application
St Peter’s Middle School in Old Windsor – Coaching, mentoring,
training and consulting. Working with the Headteacher, leadership
team, teachers, parents and teaching assistants.
Facilitated Literacy Leader meetings for the Oxford Diocese Schools
Trust (responsible for over 200 academies)
Grange Primary School – INSET training in Grammar, Teaching and
Established August 2013
June – September 2013
January 2015 – July ‘16
January - May 2016
October 2012 to date
Learning through History. Worked with individual teachers to
mentor and coach to raise teaching standards. Designed the
overview for the school’s literacy and the key features appropriate
for each year group in each genre. Developed a Maths progression
Blair Peach Primary School – INSET training in Grammar, Teaching
and Learning through History, Reading for Meaning, How to plan
writing effectivel, mentored and coached teachers in Teaching and
Learning, moderated writing in every year group (Year 1 – 6),
planned literacy for Years 3 & 4 and designed the yearly literacy
overview for every year group.
Times Educational Supplement (TES) – advised on subject categories
for their website and was commissioned to write a grammatical
progression and explanation for KS1/2 teachers
February 2013 to date
Great Holland Primary School – INSET in Teaching and Learning
Delivered a Grammar INSET session through Kreative Futures which
was attended by literacy leaders from local schools
Interrogated application forms for funding with the Greater London
Authority and then interviewed the applicants who made it through
the first 2 stages.
1. Every day my position as a teacher was communicating complex concepts simply, in order for
all learners to access.
2. As a Literacy Consultant, I have worked with all educational stakeholders from training
teaching assistants in the complexity of grammar and reading skills to educating parents in test
expectations and an understanding of the English curriculum. As well as delivering training on
the power and skill of quality questions, neuroscience and coaching skills.
3. When planning units of work, I would model write for each genre plus develop grammar
training material to inform teachers on grammatical structures, developing it in a way that is
logical and clear.
4. I’m in the process of writing a book for teachers. It is an anthology of texts and genres using
accurate grammatical features for pupils to evaluate plus a grammatical break down to improve
1. Quite simply, you couldn’t survive in the teaching profession unless you worked effectively in a
team. I love working collaboratively, ideas are bigger and there are other people to celebrate
success with. Likewise, if things haven’t quite gone to plan then there is the team to find
1. Coaching has been an invaluable technique when working with senior management and teachers
to resolve many situations. However, occasionally you need to move in to mentor or consultant
mode to affect a solution and therefore change. People only listen to advice when they respect
you in your profession. With all solutions they are only as good as the evaluations that proceed
it. I always build in a series of post markers to check effectiveness when big decisions have been
Self-management, Initiative and Enterprise
1. After making the decision to leave teaching, I established my own limited company and have
run it for the last 3 years creating a good income but now it is time for a directional change and
new challenges using the skills learnt and developed. I am also disillusioned with the state of
education; the curriculum does not lend itself to educating our future generations for the future.
2. To continue using my knowledge and skills, I write textbooks plus sell resources on the Times
Educational Supplement website to create a passive income.
Planning and Organisation:
1. In my last position as a teacher, I was also responsible for assessment, Literacy co-ordinator,
Year 6 teacher, Head of the Year 6 Team, taught teachers in the London area both the
Improving Teachers Programme and Outstanding Teachers Programme and was only one of 12
Specialist Leaders in Education for Primary Literacy in the country, which required I support
schools and educational establishments. With 6 separate jobs ongoing, it was fundamental to be
organized and well-planned otherwise you would sink.
1. Created and manage my own website.
2. With the role of assessment leader and analyzing schools’ results, I have created numerous
excel spreadsheets and charts to feedback to the senior leadership team or governors.
3. Prezi, Smartbook and PowerPoint have been used for presentations
4. All my planning and work is on Word documents
5. Taught Scratch programming
6. Work with MacBook Air and ipad
7. Not that phased when I am learning a new programme or working with a different medium.
Outside Interests and Activities:
1. Mountain biking