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
- Working outside the classroom, including risk assessment
I am a member of the Historical Association