Mr David Kershaw
Position: Senior Lecturer
College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education
Department: Postgraduate and Initial Teacher Training
Subject area: Becoming a Teacher
Research Centre: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation
I'm a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education.
I teach on the BEd, PGCE and Schools Direct programs.
My area of subject expertise is Science.
I have worked in a number of secondary schools that have given me a diverse range of challenges and experiences. I was a successful Head of Science in two schools significantly raising the standard of attainment across the key stages, teaching chemistry and physics to A-level, in addition to this I have held pastoral positions of leadership and senior leadership. I am also a school governor of a secondary school. Outside of teaching I have also worked in the forensics industry.
Over my career I was lucky enough to be invited to give guest lecture sessions to PGCE and BEd students on scientific understanding and was delighted to be appointed full time as a lecturer last year. Its extremely exciting to be helping to develop the leaders of learning for the future.
I am the leader of a project to support male teachers in primary education, I am also writing a pack of resources for our partner primary schools to support them through the changes in the science program of study.
I have further interests in science in education, behaviour management and curriculum design.
Member of the Association of Science Education
BSc (Hons) Chemistry (With elective modules in Education), University of York
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Loughborough
Post Graduate Diploma in Performance Coaching, University of Edinburgh
Presenting at the Local Education Authority at the Headteacher's Conference. (2009)
I have been heavily involved in sport at a number of levels, most notably basketball where i have coached teams at a national level and worked in American Universities.
I worked in the forensic industry, working for analytical services which support the police and prison services.