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

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I'm a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the BEd, PGCE and Schools Direct programs. 

Professional interests

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.

Research interests

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.

Membership of professional bodies

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

Recent conferences

Presenting at the Local Education Authority at the Headteacher's Conference. (2009)

Additional interests and activities

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.  

Experience in industry

I worked in the forensic industry, working for analytical services which support the police and prison services.

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