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Alison Griffiths


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Academic Tutor

I am a full-time Academic Tutor within the Faculty of Education and Society. I studied for my degree largely via distance learning and subsequently retrained as a teacher. My experience is broad and ranges from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Year 6.

I have held several management positions in schools and, through my role as English subject leader, my passion for teaching English language has been fuelled.

I have a wealth of experience in mentoring newly qualified teachers and School Direct trainees, providing support and challenge in order to improve teaching and learning through best practice as well as establishing confidence in the classroom. As a result of this, I am extremely impassioned about the value of student placements and the importance of the support network available to students during this challenging time. I'm keen to share my teaching expertise with others who similarly have a passion for enriching the lives of young people.

Teaching and supervision

I lecture on BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS and PGCE Education Independent Distance Learning (IDL).

Having studied largely via distance learning myself, I have a keen interest in IDL and appreciate the importance of a strong support network. I enjoy being part of a team who are able to provide support for overseas trainees, as well as for those trainees receiving their training in school, through the School Direct programme.

Last updated 28 November 2017