I have taught in primary education for 20 years, gaining substantive experience in whole-school leadership as an Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and school governor. I have been working at the university since March 2000, which coincided with the start of the Covid pandemic.
I am passionate about the use of ICT to enhance pedagogical approaches to teaching and carried out action research and a masters in this area. I also worked as a teacher on the Playing for Success initiative and supported schools in embedding ICT in all areas of the curriculum through CPD.
Teaching and supervision
I am a Lecturer in the School of Education, working with PGCE, School Direct, part-time, two-year, PGCE (Deputy Lead) and undergraduate students.
Research interests for potential research students
I have a wide range of experience as a mentor of trainee teachers and NQTs in schools. I am also interested in the mentoring process and the professional development of all teaching practitioners, within the context of their own educational settings. In addition, the effectiveness of remote learning with KS2 pupils.
I have completed action research about the effective use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning. In addition, I have also carried out masters' research in initial teacher trainees' perceptions of using remote platforms when delivering a mathematics intervention with KS2 pupils.
Designing and delivering internal and external CPD
UK National Curriculum 2014, also a Specialist KS2 GPS Marker
Subject specialism in Mathematics, Science, Computing and PE
Currently work as an educationalist on a Fostering Panel
I am a keen sportsman and love to play a range of sports: football, golf, squash, table-tennis, cycling and swimming. As a qualified swimming teacher and FA football coach, I enjoy teaching swimming and football – especially in USA on summer-camps! I am passionate that children should be as active as possible, having set up a fitness gym in a primary school.