For over thirty years, Lorrae’s professional focus has been to develop her educational knowledge and skills, to effectively teach children and make a positive contribution and difference to their lives.
Lorrae Jaderberg began teaching in the late 1970’s as a class teacher in Leeds and then at The International School in Stockholm, Sweden. Lorrae continued as a class teacher in north London and later as special educational needs co-ordinator (Senco), Inclusion Manager and Deputy Headteacher. Additionally, she holds the qualification Certificate for teachers of learners with Specific Learning Difficulties, including Dyslexia.
Lorrae spent five years in senior management with responsibilities for pupils with special educational needs, behaviour management, pupil achievement, gifted and talented pupils and Year 6 secondary transfer, whilst continuing to create and publish educational programmes for schools.
In 2002, she pioneered a homework programme called ‘Challenge at Home’, which is published and used in British primary schools. In 2005, she co-authored two social skills programmes, ‘Social Skills for Primary Pupils 1 and 2′, published by Findel.
Lorrae has worked extensively with children and their families: teaching, advising and supporting positive development and change. Whilst working with gifted and talented children, Lorrae developed whole school programmes for high achieving pupils. She also supported parents’ understanding of their children’s potential and helped them in their search for appropriate secondary schools.
Whilst Deputy Headteacher, Lorrae liaised with primary pupils, staff and Heads of Year 7 from a range of local secondary schools, both state selective and independent. She also co-ordinated visits and supported pupils during Year 6-7 transition. She created and supervised work experience programmes for Year 12 and 13 pupils from local state selective secondary schools.
As Assessment Co-ordinator, she trained staff in improving pupil achievement, created and developed whole school assessment programmes, pupil tracking systems and data interpretation. These were used in the planning and implementation of whole school achievement and intervention programmes.
In 2007, prior to forming JK Educate with Katie, Lorrae set up her educational consultancy to fulfil her vision and belief that every child should be given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve to the best of their ability and potential. She is now a frequent contributor in national and local newspapers and magazines and a respected “go-to” person for radio presenters covering educational issues of the day.
Lorrae lives in London and is married with four children.