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Samantha Cuthbert

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Assistant Module Leader

I began working as a PAT for both the international PGCE and PGCert (SCITT) programmes. I have also taken on the role of Assistant Module Leader for the EDP 381 module for the PGCE.

I have over 10 years' teaching experience across schools in the UK and internationally. I qualified in the UK through the GTP route and gained full QTS status.

After completing my NQT year, and subsequent teaching in the UK, I began my international travels in Dubai as a Primary Class Teacher. Following this, I moved to Cairo, where I took my first steps into Senior Leadership. Across my seven years in Cairo, I held numerous positions in leadership, with my final one being Assistant Head of Primary within a British International School.

While working in Cairo, I was a school-based mentor for PGCE trainees enrolled at both University of Sunderland and University of Nottingham.

As part of my continued professional development, I am a BSO Inspector with PENTA International and hold a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management. Other supporting professional development includes Coaching and Mentoring and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

I have only worked at the university for one academic year and this was an interesting year with Covid restrictions having a huge impact on all areas of education. Although it was a tough year, I was proud to be a part of the changes and challenges we were able to overcome, and honoured to be able to demonstrate just how important our roles, as educationalists, are.

I am looking forward to welcoming the new trainees this year and helping to support the next generation of teachers to provide high-quality education around the world.

Teaching and supervision

My current roles include Assistant Module Leader for the EDP 381 Subject Studies module on PGCE Education (DL) and Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) for both PGCE Education (DL) and PgCert (SCITT) (UK).

My roles include planning and delivering the teaching elements of the EDP381 Subject Studies module, along with supporting and assessing students in both their academic and practical elements of the programmes.

  • Primary Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Primary Planning and Assessment Implementation
  • Professional Development and Learning
  • Educational Leadership and Management within International and UK context
  • British Schools Overseas Inspections

I have varied experience across the Primary Section, having taught in a number of countries using different curriculums. Working in large, established International Schools has ensured that I have knowledge of all age ranges of students.

I am a qualified BSO Inspector and continue to travel, throughout the year, to various countries as part of Inspection Teams for International Schools.

Last updated 22 February 2022