Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies and History
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Prior to joining Birmingham City University in September 2013 my background was in Primary Education and I worked in six primary schools over a twenty three year period.
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1989 and then completed a PGCE at the University of Durham.
After qualifying in 1990 I taught for ten years in two primary schools in the North East where I undertook a variety of subject and curriculum leadership roles (History, Music, Curriculum Co-ordinator). In 2000 I relocated to Leicestershire where I taught for a further thirteen years.
As a class teacher I was Key Stage 2 based, predominately in Year 6. I also taught Music and French in Foundation Stage and KS1 for a number of years.
During my time in Leicestershire I undertook many varied teaching/leadership and management roles, including Assistant Head Teacher, then Deputy Head Teacher of a large primary school in Loughborough and Acting Head Teacher of a smaller Leicestershire primary school. I also taught a module (Planning for an Integrated Curriculum) on the Loughborough Encompass GTP for three years in addition to my role in school.
I have been an active member of the Governing Bodies of three primary schools.
My last post before joining BCU was as Head Teacher of a Leicestershire primary school (August 2010 to August 2013).