Marlene Wylie

Area of professional expertise

Support and advice art, craft, design and technology primary and secondary education

Subject development of contemporary schemes of work, progression and rigour, differentiation, assessment for learning, independent learning, anti-racist art education


Area of professional expertise

Support and advice: art, craft, design; and design & technology primary and secondary education

Anti-racist education

Subject development of contemporary schemes of work, progression and rigour, differentiation, assessment for learning AFL, independent learning

Coaching and mentoring for career development and improving practice - middle management

Cross-curricular teaching and learning within the primary creative curriculum

Primary and secondary curriculum innovation

Subject-specific guidance and training for unqualified, newly qualified staff and learning support assistants

Subject-specific support for School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Planning and organising seminars, workshops and conferences on creative 21st century teaching and learning

Facilitate creative workshops for individual target groups within and outside of the formal educational context

Support for artists, craftspeople, designers and educational charities who wish to partner with schools

Development of educational resources – with a focus on anti-racist curriculum pedagogies


Biographical statement

I have acquired skills, knowledge and experience in my professional work that are diverse and spans across many creative and practical subjects in the curriculum. I engage with a wide range of audiences: children and young people, families, teaching professionals and the creative industry. Over the years my teaching and learning experience has been centred around inner and outer London multicultural primary and secondary schools. In addition I have delivered whole school training to teachers from EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) to Secondary Level in England and abroad in Bulgaria.

I am a member of NSEAD's Council and am a member of the executive board (F&GP). For a second term I am vice-president of  NSEAD. I also served on the Curriculum Board within the Society. I have worked closely with the Design and Technology Association and NAAIDT (National Association of Advisers and Inspectors in Design and Technology) as a Consultant member involving regional subject advisory work, advocacy, support, conference presentation and writing articles. I am a member of the NSEAD's Anti-Racist Art Education Action Group, advising the editorial team on the development of the Anti-Racist Art Education Checklists. 

I joined the secondary teaching and learning consultant team at The Learning Trust in Hackney in 2008 with subject expertise in art, craft, design and technology. My work focussed on providing subject leader support and development, instigating and developing subject leader networks for art, design and technology and which included STEM project delivery across schools in the borough. My work encompassed resource development, coaching, mentoring and initial teacher development. I also developed experience and knowledge of the creative and cross-curricular dimensions of the curriculum and contributed to assessment initiatives developed by QCDA.

As an EXCITE Partner (Excellence, Creativity, Innovation in Teaching and Education) I work nationally to explore the ‘how’ of creativity in schools. This support primarily focuses on creative curriculum development and implementation. I have worked with the Creative Partnerships programmes as a Creative Agent working with schools on developing the personal, learning and thinking skills across the curriculum and I have been involved with delivering, conferences, keynotes and workshops in this area of work.

I have experience of working with partnering organisations which have an interest in connecting with schools and I am committed to developing networking opportunities through ELATE (The East London Art teachers and Educators) network. I remain committed to classroom teaching and consequently I continue to deliver learning experiences for primary pupils and secondary students alongside my role as consultant.

Contact and links

Marlene Wylie, FRSA

230 Wanstead Park Road

Ilford Essex IG1 3TT

Telephone: 07778 444929

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