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Kate Ruttle


  • practising primary teacher for over 20 years. I think it’s 24 actually;
  • currently literacy co-ordinator, SENCo and Deputy Head of a primary school in Suffolk;
  • advisory teacher for literacy in Cambridgeshire; leading practitioner for SEN in Suffolk;
  • MEd and Advanced Diploma from Cambridge; Post-graduate certificate for Specific Literacy Difficulties (Which I always think makes me sound as if I’m dyslexic)’
  • written and edited educational publications- all concerned with literacy- for 15 years; contributed to Developing Early Writing
  • husband, two ‘children’ (well, they were once. Now they’re 18 and 20), two cats. Live in Cambridgeshire.
  • Given workshops about teaching English and literacy in primary schools around the world (India, Middle East, UAE, South America, Maldives- that one was tough- The Hague, Madrid …in the past two years). Not to mention Bolton, London and East Anglia.

Series by Kate Ruttle

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This best-selling series takes the latest topical themes and provides accessible and practical advice.

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