Education Works consultant Jan Hilditch

Tailored consultancy to improve reading standards and create confident readers.


Jan has extensive teaching experience across the primary phase as a class teacher, key stage co-ordinator, literacy co-ordinator, Reading Recovery teacher and school based BRP co-ordinator. In the 1990s Jan became a Speech, Language and Communication Consultant. She co-wrote the original Talking Partners programme and was involved with the development and design of Talk Across the Curriculum, Nurturing Talk, The Schools’ Linking Project and most recently TalkingPartners@Primary. 

In addition, Jan has been involved with BRP since the early days of the programme participating in training and regularly teaching model lessons. For several years she was the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Education Bradford as part of the Every Child a Reader (ECaR) project. Jan recently rewrote and redeveloped BRP, now known as boostingreading@primary (BR@P) and boostingreading@secondary (BR@S) for Education Works.

Jan now provides training and consultancy in both BR@P and BR@S, as well as bespoke literacy training for Quality First Teaching. She has worked extensively with Local Authorities, further education establishments and schools in England, Wales and the Isle of Man. She has also delivered Boosting Reading in Europe.

The programmes that Jan offers are based around proven good practice, helping children use a problem-solving approach to reading and developing comprehension strategies. Jan is passionate about motivating and engaging children and giving them the tools to ‘sort it out for themselves!’

To talk to Jan about BR@P, BR@S or bespoke reading training, call on 07990597400 or email