Salaried Academic Tutor and SEND Lead Teacher
With over 20 years’ experience as an Art, Design and DT teacher in secondary schools, and as a specialist in SEND in both primary and secondary, I have a wealth of experience across all levels. I will be Programme Leader for the new BA (Hons) Primary with SEND beginning in September 2022. I am currently a Salaried Academic Tutor working in the Initial Teacher Training Team and lecture to trainee teachers in all phases of Art, Design, DT and SEND education.
My research interests are in creative education, as an enabling tool for an enhanced pedagogy within a curriculum designed to be ambitious, giving all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
Teaching and supervision
My Master’s thesis was how a Mindfulness programme designed for schools benefits cognitive functioning skills leading to better outcomes for learners with SEND. This has led my research interest to pursue how creative art education, as an enabling tool for an enhanced pedagogy within a curriculum designed to be ambitious, can give all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
- Art and Design
- Creative Arts
- Design Technology