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About Us

Getting all children to

read well, quickly.

Meet The Authors


Katie Press

Katie Press is the English Lead for the Knowledge Schools Trust Primaries.

She began working at Knowledge Schools Trust in 2013 teaching the founding Reception class then teaching throughout the school.

Having led phonics across the trust, Katie has supported the trust primaries through three outstanding Ofsted's.

Katie completed her PGCE at Roehampton University after studying English Language and Linguistics combined with Dance Studies.

Katie is also a Literacy Specialist for the KST English Hub, supporting schools in developing their phonics practice and modeling high quality phonics and early reading teaching.


Tara Dodson

Tara Dodson is the English Hub Lead for the Knowledge Schools Trust English Hub.


She began working at Knowledge Schools Trust in 2020 after spending 10 years working within Primary Schools across London.


Tara completed her PGCE at Goldsmiths University after studying Drama at the University of Winchester.


Tara supports many schools as part of her work with the English Hub, creating and delivering a CPD programme and drawing on her years as Reading Lead and the schools she has worked in across London.

Are you part of a Trust or Federation?

We are delighted to be able to offer discounts to schools joining along with other schools in their trust or federation. 

Get in touch to find out more

Essential Letters and Sounds

Knowledge Schools Trust

West London Free School Primary

Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith,

W6 0LB


0208 741 9967