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Stefanie Jardine Watson

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ITT Lecturer

I am very happy and proud to say that I joined the team at the University of Sunderland last year and I am an Initial Teacher Training Lecturer. I have 19 years of primary teaching experience from Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and have led a variety of curriculum areas including DT, Art, Music and Phonics (Read Write Inc). I was also Key Stage 1 lead and part of my previous school's management team.

I have a wealth of experience and skills to support and develop trainee teachers, from practical ideas in the classroom, to planning, self reflection and behaviour management techniques and skills. I have a good understanding of a range of SEN needs and supporting and developing many children with social, emotional, physical and behavioural needs.

I support trainees on placement, have led enrichment programmes, lead modules and lectures and seminars, and support the teaching and development of phonics skills.

I teach on BA (Hons) Primary Education as well as teach and support PGCE students.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

Phonics and sight reading strategies.


I am currently undertaking my MA in Education and am researching the area of phonics and sight reading for my thesis.
  • Phonics (Read Write Inc)
  • Key Stage 1
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Behaviour needs
I am a chair of governors at a local primary school to further develop my skills and maintain links with education, schools and the local community.

Last updated 24 October 2022