About me

About Nina Birch

Nina has over thirty years of experience in teaching in primary, secondary and special education settings. This includes being a classroom teacher, a subject specialist, an Assistant Headteacher, and a Local Authority Consultant.

She believes all children have the right to achieve their academic and social potential. She also believes all teachers have the right to the best support, structures and interventions to enable them to make this happen.

Nina is a renowned international trainer, who has developed successful whole curriculum programmes that have enabled children to achieve sustained strong progress and for schools to achieve an outstanding grading. Most recently, Blean Primary School (Kent) achieved an Ofsted grading of outstanding in a deep dive into phonics and reading. using her DPiL Phonics programme (March 2022).

Nina’s approach is to balance both imagination and rigour in improving outcomes for children and schools. Dramatic Progress in Literacy offers teachers systematic scaffolding, planning and resources for phonics, reading and writing across the curriculum. This drives a relentless focus on improvement in standards, with the use of drama techniques that are exciting, engaging and fun for children to make accelerated progress.