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Programme Leader PGCE Geography

I am the Programme Leader for PGCE Geography.  

With over 20 years of teaching experience in schools across the North East and Essex, I now lead the PGCE Geography course. I am an experienced mentor with a history of supporting and training PGCE students on their school based placements, many of whom are now successful teachers and mentors today. I was a learning coach for 15 years working with teachers of all levels of experience to enhance their teaching. I am also a GCSE and A level examiner and bring this experience to the course.

I am passionate about learning outside of the classroom and conducting fieldwork, and have travelled widely exploring our amazing world. 

Teaching and supervision

I teach on PGCE Geography.
I am module leader for EDPM97 Secondary PGCE

I also lecture on Theories of Learning, Differentiation, Metacognition and Thinking Skills and Learning Outside the Classroom.


My research has focused on 'Thinking Skills' in geography, questioning and metacognition. As an original member of the Thinking Through Geography Team, I have contributed to the publications: "Thinking Through Geography" (awarded a gold certificate by the Geographical Association), and "More Thinking through Geography" (awarded a Silver award  by the Geographical Association). As a teacher I was involved in practitioner research.
  • Geography teaching
  • Metacognition and thinking skills
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Fieldwork and risk assessment
  • Member of the Geographical Association
  • Committee member of the Tyne and Wear Geographical Association
  • Member of the Chartered College of Teaching

Last updated 16 January 2020

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