Clare Fulton (BEd Hons) is a qualified Nursery (Montessori trained) and Primary teacher, and has worked with children in all stages of primary school, in a variety of mainstream and additional support needs settings. The first Scottish trainer for Jolly Learning, she has travelled throughout Scotland providing continuing professional development in Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar. She first encountered the Jolly Phonics programme in 2002 when working in a school for children with special educational needs and was inspired by its structure and its enjoyable and comprehensive approach to phonics as a means of teaching pupils to read. She has repeatedly seen the growth in confidence and self-esteem of pupils as they have learned to read and write. Clare is also a National Literacy Trust leader.