Phil Woods

Meet Phil Woods, our Reading Development Consultant. At Reading Solutions UK, Phil works in partnership with schools in the areas that have identified a need to develop pupils’ comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary and to engage pupils who are reluctant and disengaged readers.

Reading Development Consultant

What did you do before becoming a Reading Development Consultant at Reading Solutions UK?

  • I worked as a Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher for seven years.
  • I have worked as an Independent Financial Adviser in Saudi Arabia.
  • I spent 20 years in retail sales and eight years as an area manager for an international tobacco company.

What attracted you to the education sector?

I was attracted to helping the next generation become better versions of themselves.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Complicated. Deep. Helpful.

Tell us more about your role at Reading Solutions UK.

My role at Reading Solutions involves contacting schools in a geographic area to promote the Reading Plus product and demonstrate its positive impact on thousands of lives.

What do you enjoy most about being a Reading Development Consultant?

I enjoy that the team all work together to achieve a shared goal, which is to help students will all their reading proficiency tires. I also like that no two days are the same.

What do you enjoy doing during your free time?

I like spending time with my family, dogs and cat.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Show what you are capable of.

What was your favourite childhood book?

I used to get the ‘Victor’ comic delivered every weekend.

What piece of tech can you not live without?

My phone. I have everything on there.

If you had a superpower, what would it be and why?

My superpower would be to think of a place and be transported there. I could have fresh Pizza from Italy whilst watching the northern lights!


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