Author profile - Linda Ford


I recently retired from full time education after a career covering every age group and key stage since 1979, here in England and abroad.

During that time I was lucky enough to work in Holland where I was the director of an international nursery school catering for 66 children of many nationalities.
I planned the layout of the facility; designed the curriculum based on English early years best practice; appointed members of staff and dealt with all budget and daily business matters.

On our move to Berlin, I was employed in a Service Children’s School in Charlottenburg and was responsible for the smooth introduction of the then new national curriculum into a group of three Primary Schools in the area.
After consultation with the staff in the three schools my job was to then produce a curriculum, including long term and short term plans, rolling over two years, that would meet the requirements of the new national curriculum whilst retaining all that was good from the existing one.

I returned to England as Deputy Head of a First School and continued to work and gain experience in Norfolk across the whole age range, from five to 16, finally taking up a post at St. Peters Primary School in Easton, Norwich where I was Literacy, Science and PE Coordinator.