Jen Willis writes for Teacher Toolkit from a primary perspective. She is currently an assistant head in a primary school in Bolton, Lancashire. She has taught all three key stages in primary with a particular love of year six. She leads EYFS / KS1 and has responsibility for whole school assessment. Previously, she co-ordinated Literacy for 14 years and was a Key Stage Two writing moderator for the LA. She is currently part of the team responsible for planning and delivering the NQT extended programme for Salford diocese. She is a firm believer that the key to successful learning lies within curiosity, taking risks, determination and resilience – characteristics needed by both the children of today and their teachers.