Merton Special Teaching Alliance

National Teaching Shcool

Sarah Caird

Assistant Headteacher, Cranmer School

Specialist Leader of Education: EYFS




Sarah is currently the Assistant Head for the EYFS at a large primary school in Mitcham. She has been in this role, at this school, for over 10 years and teaching for over 15 years. She has experience teaching in year groups from Nursery to Year One as well as in Key Stage 2. Sarah is able to support others with organisational skills, expanding schools, action planning, writing Early Years Development Plans, using EYFS data and coaching others to improve teaching. Her expertise lies in supporting new EYFS Coordinators with prioritising and developing their role as a leader. She has taken a lead in her school on the transformation of the continuous provision that the children in the EYFS access both inside and outside. Sarah has also coordinated PSHCE for 8 years and also has experience in overseeing Inclusion which involves leading a strategic team in the school to meet SDP targets and line manage coordinators of pupil inclusion groups e.g. SEN, G&T, Pupil Premium etc. Additionally Sarah has a large amount of experience mentoring NQTs and trainee teachers both on the PGCE route and in school based training.

Sarah has supported a number of schools as a SLE and also in a role with the local Authority to visit and plan for improvements within EYFS settings. She has seen schools improve both judgments given for EYFS provision as well as the leadership and management aspects.

 Any questions please email or phone 02086489737 (Upper School option)