Debbie Lindley - Early Year Leader, Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate

Debbie is currently an Early Years Leader for OPA Lofthouse Gate and has been an Early Years teacher for seven years. Previously she worked in Further Education as a lecturer, teaching across several ages ranging from fourteen to mature adults.

Debbie became a primary school teacher because of a passion and drive to give children the best possible start in life. Children’s early life experiences can have a profound effect on their future outcomes in later life. This is why she believes it is essential that we continuously strive to provide an outstanding Early Years Education.

Planning rich, varied and imaginative experiences for children, delivered by practitioners who have very high expectations of themselves and the children and who have expert knowledge of the areas of learning and development alongside a clear understanding of how children learn is the way to dive the Early Years Foundation Stage towards excellence.