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.
Mairi has recently returned to the UK after many years teaching English as a Second Language overseas and is now based in Edinburgh. Her classes and training workshops aim to introduce English in a fun and effective way at an early age and use Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar extensively with students in the preschool and primary age group. She is particularly keen on sharing the benefits of clear and focused literacy lessons for native and non-native English learners alike. Willing to travel throughout the UK and internationally.