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I joined the University of Sunderland as a Lecturer in Primary Education in January 2021. Prior to this I had 18 years of experience in primary school teaching, including six years as a Primary Head Teacher. I have taught across the whole primary range and have gained experience in the wider aspects of education such as safeguarding, supporting vulnerable families and the importance of pastoral care in schools.

Throughout my time in teaching I have always been an advocate of schools supporting and training the next generation of teachers. I have a range of experience in supporting trainees and newly qualified teachers and I am passionate about enabling all involved in education to reach their full potential.

My specialism is in primary science but I also have a keen interest in RE, Music, Mathematics and Literacy.

Teaching and supervision

I teach across the range of Initial Teacher Training courses including BA and PGCE. I am also a personal tutor and school link tutor for trainees throughout the various courses. I am the module leader for PRI107 and also one of the Year 1 BA (Hons) Primary Education leads.

Last updated 05 October 2021