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Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty for Education and Society. Prior to this, I worked as a Primary School Teacher across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

I have worked in a range of different primary schools from areas with high levels of social deprivation to small, rural schools with less than 50 pupils in which I taught mixed aged classes of EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.

Throughout my teaching career, I have held many areas of responsibility including Literacy; Humanities; PE; Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHE & C) and Health and Safety to name a few! I have led Early Years and Key Stage 1 within two different schools and I was on the school governing body as a Teacher Governor.

I have relished mentoring students in school and want to enable more students to go forward and gain amazing experiences in the teaching profession and to be prepared for the challenges that lay ahead.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

Early Years provision in particular observational assessment.


As part of my Masters I undertook a Major Independent Study into the effectiveness of observational assessment within Early Years Settings. I intend to undertake further research in this area.
      Early years
      Professional Learning
      PSHE & C
      British Values

I began my career in education as a Nursery Nurse after studying for my NNEB when I left school and went on to work as a Teaching Assistant. During this time, I studied A Levels at night school before embarking on my BA (Hons) Primary Education degree course at Manchester Metropolitan University.  

I took up further studies while working full-time as a class teacher to complete my Masters in Early Years at Leeds Metropolitan University.

The varied range of primary schools that I have been lucky enough to teach in have come with their rewards and challenges. This is my main reason for wanting to develop a career in Initial Teacher Training.

Last updated 11 June 2019

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