Jo Pollock is an experienced Teacher and School Leader with many specialisms and interests. She is an accomplished Songwriter and Musician.
Inspiring a love for learning is her passion and she is an advocate of creativity and learning through experience. She believes that every individual can achieve and should have the opportunity to explore with freedom, enabling them to drive, and subsequently thrive, in their own unique learning journey.
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
Catholic Leadership Qualification (CLP)
Deputy Headteacher/ Acting Headteacher
Assistant Head Teacher/ Seconded Deputy Head
'Sing Us A Story' Musical Content Creator with Pie Corbett (c)
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Local Authority Moderator (also inspected & commended by the Department Of Education) focus on KS1 reading, writing and maths
Mental Health and Wellbeing School Champion
Peer to Peer School Evaluator
Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies (CCRS)
SENCo and Inclusion/Specialist ASD Unit Manager
Creative Curriculum Leader
Drama and Music Subject Leader
Community Links Leader
Student/NQT Teacher Mentor
Teaching Experience in EYFS - Year 6
& NURTURE CREATIVITY
Foster a love for Literature & the Arts
Revive History & Heritage
Improve Oracy, Language and Listening Skills
Explore Nature & Science within the Local Environment
Develop Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Support Inclusion & Community
‘This is the most exciting project I have worked on for years. Jo Pollock is an amazing young singer and musician who has set these stories to music and song. Moving, powerful and beautiful – with an Irish lilt. Wonderful to feel that we are reclaiming the territory and that we are bringing music, song and story together for thousands of children and teachers to hear – and then to pass on.’
Pie Corbett - Educational trainer, writer, author and poet
‘Excellent input at the conference on Friday and delivered with great enthusiasm. It gave delegates some fantastic ideas, presented in a friendly and knowledgeable way, The evaluation forms were all extremely positive and a number of colleagues mentioned how much they enjoyed your workshop in particular.’
Annette Nelson - Trafford School Improvement Service
INSPIRE, DISCOVER & NURTURE
CREATE TO EDUCATE
PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS
Bespoke Community & Creative School Projects which promote well-being & the Arts
Musicals/ Plays/ Roleplay/ Storytelling
ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
School Songs/ Weddings/ Funerals/ Special Occasions
Reading/ Writing/ Creativity in the Curriculum
Redd is a Singer/ Songwriter in demand, who has built up a great reputation as an artist of great talent. She began by performing in pubs, clubs, Fleadhs/ Scor Competitions and Staged Musicals across Ireland. She then went onto Win a BBC1 Talent Competition on a popular Irish TV Show. At just 17, she soon became recognised for her diverse Songwriting skills and Musical uniqueness. Her song about Peace in Northern Ireland became an instant success in her home Country.
Redd and her band have headlined at venues such as The Trafford Centre; Manchester City Hall with Brian Kennedy and Michael Flately; The Hard Rock Cafe; Liverpool's Cavern Club; Night and Day; Southport Pleasure Beach and even the West Midlands Airport. Channel M, the well known North West Television Station, has also followed her progress. Many of you will have heard Redd perform live on Sky Sports before the Great Britain V Australia Rugby League Tri-Nations International at the KC Stadium in Hull, alongside Lesley Garrett and Martin Toal.
Redd has also provided pre-match entertainment in Rugby and Football Matches such as Leeds; Headingly Stadium; West Ham; Doncaster and Liverpool. She has also been filmed by the BBC performing with Dinnington Colliery Band, Sheffield alongside the well known presenter, Sue Perkins.
Simon Cowell has even described her voice as having 'a unique & breathtaking quality.'
Redd has recorded a much anticipated diverse range of songs with Ronnie Stone; who is well known for his production of Mansun, David Gray and The Christians. Together they have created a collection of songs which have an astounding mix of contemporary melody with core influences of rock, pop, dance and folk.
Redd continues to have success with numerous tracks, reaching the finals of the UK Songwriting Competition on numerous occasions. Her song, Play The Game has had great success in Europe and Italy in particular! She loves to collaborate with other songwriters and creative industries on various projects, particularly in Education. By day she is a Deputy Head/ Educational Consultant!
Often a regular in the top 5 of Ethnocloud, she slots right in with the diverse and culturally inspired World Music Platform.
Recently, the acclaimed Digital Filmmakers.co.uk have directed and produced some exceptional music videos and visuals.
Redd is the one to watch, as seldom you find an artist that delivers such an eclectic mix of songs - one for all the family.
If you are interested in booking Redd or for Songwriting Services, please contact on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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