Position: Senior Lecturer in ITE & Partnership Manager
College: College of Education
I teach on the B.Ed. and PGCE course. I am also part of the partnership development team. Our remit is to strengthen our already excellent partnership that we have with schools.
I teach across all the B.Ed. programme and on the PGCE programme. Currently, I lead B.Ed. Year 2 reflective teaching module and most of my other teaching is in English across the year groups.
I am a member of Voices, a European Network of Teachers and Teacher Educators. The thematic field I am working in is adressing the notion of a European teacher identity.
I have researched the effects of a physical literacy programme as part of a phonics intervention programme for my MA disertation. Other areas of research have centred around boys and reading and changing children's spaces. Currently, I am looking at the language teachers use when grouping children and the negative effects this can have on the teaching and learning in the classroom.
B.Soc Sci (2:1 Hons) Manchester University
TEFL Cert Trinity College London
PGCE University of East London
MA in Education Derby University
Co-author of a chapter on Early Years Workforce, in Exploring Education at Post Graduate Level - to be published approximately September 2015 by Routledge
Prior to working at the University, I was a primary school teacher for 11 years. I have experience of working in 3 different authorities and a wide range of schools, from small, rural schools to large, inner city schools. I have taught in Foundation stage up to Y8 in KS3. I do not have a preferred age group, each KS offers something unique and rewarding.
I have taught English in private academies in Spain for 2 years. I have also taught international students in London for 3 years.