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June 30th 2020

Appointment of Strategic Lead for Early Years and Childcare

Twynham Learning are delighted to be welcoming Becky Reffell to the Core Team this September as Strategic Lead for Early Years and Childcare.

Becky will work within the Two Rivers Institute to co-ordinate a shared strategy for EYFS across Twynham Learning.  She will also provide support to schools in delivering the EYFS element of the Excellence Strategy, including the development of phonics, training and School Improvement consultancy.  Alongside this, she will provide direct strategic leadership to the development of our Two Rivers Childcare (TRC) provision, ensuring that each school community has access to high-quality and affordable childcare.

Becky has an extensive range of professional experience including having recently overseen (as a senior leader) the expansion of the biggest Early Years Department in the UK where she managed a department of over 20 staff members, 240 Reception children, 200+ nursery children and had oversight of the school-based childcare provision. Becky started her career in a school in Stafford with a challenging context of high-deprivation and low-funding where she was quickly promoted to deliver a clear and compelling vision for the Early Years Foundation Stage and was successful in raising achievement, quality of teaching and learning and parental popularity. Further experience includes working within Slough as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE). 

She is currently undertaking voluntary governance work with the Royal Air Force Association Childcare Enterprise, providing specialist expertise in the establishment of childcare settings across the country for RAF bases.