Staff profile

Matthew Parry


Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Subject

Teacher Training

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

m.parry@derby.ac.uk

About

I joined the University of Derby in January 2017 as a Senior Lecturer on the teacher training programmes with an emphasis on Computing, Mathematics, Science and SEND. Before entering the teaching profession, I had a 15-year career as a programmer, designer, project manager and technical director, employed by the Civil Service, the AA and Sony. In 2005, I retrained as a teacher via Reading University and, after teaching in various primary schools, I have recently taught in a special school for students with behavioural and emotional difficulties. I was one of the first Computer At School (CAS) Master Teachers in the country and am a Raspberry Pi Certified educator.

Teaching responsibilities

I am the academic lead for Computing across all of the initial teacher training (ITE) courses at the University. In particular, I lead and teach the Computing and Science modules on the BEd and MEdu courses. I also teach on Computing on the PGCE and School Direct teacher training courses. I am a personal tutor and a University link tutor to students on both the undergraduate and postgraduate ITE courses.

Qualifications

Experience in industry