Staff profile

Alan Bazeley

Lecturer in International Education


Education, Childhood and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education



I am a part-time lecturer in International Education at the University of Derby, focusing on the online modules for the iPGCE course.

I have taught in very many different types of school in the UK and internationally in Botswana, Zambia, Egypt and I have studied in France. I still teach part-time, in addition to working for one of the UK exam boards.

Teaching responsibilities

I deliver modules for the online iPGCE course starting this academioc year (2022-23) with Research Informed Practice.

Professional interests

I am particularly interested in International Education, the pedagogy of online and blended learning, assessment in all its forms, STEM, and the role of homework in improving student progress. I see the role of teacher-training as crucial for the development of the profession as technology advances and the world becomes increasingly connected.

Research interests

I have carried out small scale research projects into the role of homework and the design of summative assessments. 

Membership of professional bodies

Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor


MAEd (Educational Leadership) - Edge Hill University

PGCE (Chemistry/ Science and Maths) - University of East Anglia

BSc (Hons) Chemistry - University of East Anglia (with one year at the University Poitiers, France)

Experience in industry

I have taught for 30m years in schools encompassing UK state comprehensives, UK state grammar schools, rural government schools in Botswana and independent international schools in Zambia and Egypt. 

My experience with exam awarding bodies includes making, team-leading marking, question writing and reviewing and as a science practical monitor.

International experience

Following studying one year of my Chemistry degree in France, my teaching career began in a rural government school in Botswana for 3 years between 1992 and 1995.

I then worked in the UK, predominantly in middle leadership, untill 2007, when my family went to Lusaka, Zambia for 2 years at Baobab College, followed by 2 years at the highly prestigious British International School, Cairo. 

Additional interests and activities

I am very interested in sustainability, having co-ordinated climate conferences for local clusters of schools and worked on making one of my schools "plastic free". I really enjoy my position as a Duke of Edinburgh Award team leader and assessor.

Outside of work I am a keen runner and follower of football and cricket. My sense of humour is derived from being an ardent Wigan Athletic fan.