Meet the authors
The writers of NTS Assessments are curriculum experts and have recent experience of teaching, assessing and writing for the National Tests.
Madeleine has over 20 years’ teaching and leadership experience in primary education and is now a full time English consultant. Madeleine works with various providers in the development of both KS1 and KS2 SATs tests and has over 12 years’ experience in the external marking of KS2 papers. She is also a KS2 writing moderator. Madeleine is passionate about ‘getting it right’ for children.
Trevor has over 35 years’ teaching experience and has been a maths coordinator in 3 primary schools, as well as working as an advanced skills teacher. He has worked as a marker of KS2 maths SATs for over 20 years and, in recent years, as a team leader. Trevor has written maths SATs questions for both KS1 and KS2. He has been a member of Expert Review panels reviewing SATs questions, test papers and mark schemes for STA.
Shareen is a primary English consultant and experienced primary teacher. She advises at national level and is currently a DfE subject specialist for reading and grammar (KS1 and KS2). For seven years, she was a part of the Expert Review.
Siobhan has extensive experience in primary English as a classroom teacher, working with children of all age ranges over the past 28 years. She is also an author and an educational consultant and works on the KS1 and KS2 pre-tests, leading a team in KS1 and KS2 test development and attending Expert Review panels for English, maths and science. Siobhan writes, edits and reviews a variety of materials for the new curriculum. She has been a KS2 SATs marker and team leader for reading for 10 years.
Marie teaches in a middle school and has extensive experience as a curriculum leader for English across KS2 - KS4. As well as contributing to the development of materials for national tests, she has created assessment materials for reading, writing and grammar across KS1-KS3 and has led marking and reporting processes for SATs-style tests across KS2.
Sarah-Anne was previously a Deputy Headteacher in a London primary and is an established mathematics author and has previously been involved in the STA test development for maths, alongside writing and series editing many other educational assessments.