Mrs Lesley Faulconbridge

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Position: Deputy Head of Department Education and Childhood - Head of FE Collaborations

College: College of Education

Department: Education and Childhood

Subject area: Early Years

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I have responsibility for managing the collaborative provision with partner colleges in the region and nationally for the College of Education.

Teaching responsibilities

I supervise students who are undertaking their Independent Study at Stage 3 of their programme.

Professional interests

My professional interests include work-based learning and the professionalisation of the children's and young people's workforce. I am a Poverty Commissioner for Derby City Council.

Research interests

Work-based learning, communities of practice, adult teaching and learning and the social learning model that encompasses andragogic teaching methods.  

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Institute for Learning (IFL)


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (First Class), University of Derby

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Education, University of Derby
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education), Nottingham Trent University 

Recent publications

Chapter in text Empowering the Children's and Young People's Workforce entitled 'Work-based Learning' published in January 2014

Recent conferences

  • UVAC Conference - interactive workshop presentation -Delivering what employers and learners want and flexibility in delivery.

Additional interests and activities

  • Governor of primary school

Experience in industry

I have experience of teaching children and young people across the 0-19 age range in a variety of contexts both in the maintained and voluntary sector. This has also included working in multi-agency teams supporting parents and carers as part of commissioned work for Social Services.



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