About Bright I's Lead Consultant and Director
Bright I's is about the professional development of teaching methods in Literacy that are driven by creativity in classroom approach that ensures progress and impact.
Bright I's is the brainchild of Kala Williams, a leading practitioner who has taught in Coventry's secondary and primary schools for over 15 years both as a tutor and a qualified teacher. Having identified her area of specialism as Reading in Literacy particularly in KS2 practice, Kala has conceptualised a consultancy that is about practice through active lesson modeling, staff support and training as well as on the ground lesson delivery and coaching.
She has successfully driven progress and attainment in all schools taught with her unique and systematic classroom approach that keeps pupils hooked, engaged and driven by high aspirations. She has taught across both Key Stages with particular expertise in Year 6 and Year 5. Despite being a new primary consultant, her passion for literacy has seen rapid growth in the first year of Bright I's conception. To date, she has trained over 100 teachers across the West Midlands, coached over 30 teachers one to one, delivered group reading intervention to over 150 children (KS1 and KS2) and has currently written a book on reading teaching due for publishing by 2021 with Bloomsbury Education.
The lead consultant has a background in project financial management and is a Prince 2 qualified Project Manager who successfully administered the Leverhulme Trust funded GCRP program based at the University of Warwick. She was also a successful project manager for The Excellence Academy - a previous Coventry based supplementary school and has an active role within her local community in the development and delivery of the highly successful S.W.A.G summer school in Stoke Aldermoor. She also sits as a co-opted Governor for Richard Lee Primary School in Coventry. In 2019 - 2020 she also worked alongside the Open University as a teacher's reading group leader where she trained 21 educators on the principles and practice of research-rich reading for pleasure. She engages daily with over 1000 and counting members of her UK Teachers Book Talk group via social media where she shares the love of books, improves teacher knowledge around diverse texts as well as shares best practice in reading within schools.