Kirsten Ryder Business Studies & Literacy Secondary

Name Kirsten Ryder
SLE designation
(Date of designation & Teaching School)

Literacy and Business Studies SLE
Appointed 21st September 2017
Archbishop Temple School/Preston Teaching School Alliance

Current School
(LA or Sponsor)
Archbishop Temple School, Preston
Recent OfSTED judgement
(Overall and Leadership)
Context of School

Archbishop Temple School is a high performing secondary school in Preston, Lancashire. We have around 800 pupils, aged 11 – 16, and we aim to provide an outstanding education based firmly on our core values of faith, nurture and service.

Our pupils receive a first class education and our exam results are consistently among the best in the country (in 2018 88% of our students achieved a good grade in 5 or more subjects, including English and Maths).

Being a Church of England School is a core part of our ethos. We express our faith in regular acts of worship, but also by providing an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere where we make a commitment to each young person to try to support them to be the best they can be.

Particular area(s) of Expertise/Strength
  • Literacy – I have worked as a Literacy Consultant for Andrell Education for 6 years and have led Literacy across the Curriculum for 5 years.
  • Business Studies- BTEC
How have you supported other schools or middle leaders and senior leaders in your own school?
  • Supported schools around the country with improving writing skills and developing literacy across the curriculum.
  • Have driven standards in Literacy in the schools I work in providing CPD and raising attainment.
What was the Impact of your support?
  • Pupils reading ages improved
  • Raised profile of Literacy
  • Improved writing skills
  • Whole school Literacy scheme
  • Reading programmes
  • Interventions
  • Whole-school approach


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