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Susie Blackburn

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Programme Leader for PGCE History

I am Programme Leader for PGCE History.

I have 25 years' experience in teaching and working with children and young people. I trained as a secondary teacher and have taught widely in both primary, secondary, and TEFL settings. I have also held management positions as a deputy-head and acting head teacher. I am an experienced in-school mentor, having worked with a number of teaching trainees over many years, helping them fulfil their potential as teachers. 

I am passionate about teaching history and English in creative and inspiring ways both inside and outside the classroom.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on PGCE and third year English, PGCE and BA primary English and humanities.


My MA was in European History and covered a wide-ranging period from the early mediaeval to the twentieth century. My master's dissertation was a comparative study of women's experience of marriage and divorce in early mediaeval Islamic Spain and Viking Age Iceland.
  • History teaching
  • English teaching 
  • Mentoring
  • Working outside the classroom, including risk assessment
I am a member of the Historical Association

Last updated 13 December 2019

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