Andrew Moffat has worked as a full time teacher for 20 years. In that time he has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher in a behaviour unit, nurture group teacher, AST in behaviour management and inclusion, Healthy Schools Advisor (Emotional health and Wellbeing), Assistant Head Teacher and Manager of a Resource Base. He currently works as Assistant Head Teacher in a large primary school in Birmingham.
Andrew has a M’Ed in Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and is also a qualified Senco. In 2008 he achieved TLA Level 4 (National Practice) accreditation for the GTC in Challenging homophobia in primary schools.
Andrew wrote “Emotional Literacy: a scheme of work for the Primary School” which was first published by Speechmark in 2008 and later updated with new plans in 2012, published as “Behaviour, safety and wellbeing: 100+lesson plans for the primary classroom” (Speechmark 2012).
Andrew’s new book; “No outsiders in our school: Teaching the Equality Act in primary Schools” is available from Routledge.
Andrew has also written several resources using the emotional literacy format and focusing on strands within PSHE:
Andrew also contributed to, “Undoing homophobia in the primary school” by the No Outsiders team (Trentham books, 2010)
Andrew’s lesson plans use picture books and follow the same format: starter/ discussion/ role play/ written activity/ plenary.
Andrew has a wide experience in challenging homophobia in primary schools; he was part of the No Outsiders project from 2006-2008 and has continued since the project to further his experience in this field.
Parkfield Community School was awarded Outstanding status in May 2016 and the No Outsiders scheme was highlighted as a key strength:
"The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a key strength of the school. Fundamental British values are actively promoted through the school’s work on ‘No outsiders in our school’, which develops pupils’ understanding of how the Equality Act relates to and affects them. As a result, pupils celebrate diversity and are respectful towards others, including those with different beliefs, sexuality, gender or culture. One pupil spoke for many when she told inspectors, ‘everyone is an insider in our school, there are no outsiders, whatever their beliefs, whatever their colour, gender or sexuality’.
Andrew has delivered key note speeches, teacher training and trainee teacher training in using emotional literacy to promote equalities, across the UK since 2007. He is available for teacher training days, conferences or insets. See contact details.