PGCE Primary and Early Years Education Course Director
Having completed a Science degree, Paul undertook a PGCE and qualified in 1990. He has always led Science within school in addition to his teaching and leadership commitments. Alongside this he developed his skills in whole school leadership, leading year groups and phases within school. This range of experience enabled Paul...
PhD Student / Assistant Lecturer
Mary-Rose's research and teaching background comes from 13 years of teaching ESOL and Family Learning in an Adult Education context to adults from diverse migrant contexts, including refugees and asylum seekers. As part of her PhD research, she is currently voluntary teaching in two third-sector refugee venues in Birmingham. ...
Senior Lecturer in Primary Education/Primary and Early Years Partnership Manager/School of Education Health and Safety Coordinator
My association with the then University of Central England in Birmingham started in November 1997 when I was interviewed at Westbourne Road for the four year BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS course which I started in September 1998 and successfully completed with First Class Honours in June 2002. I commenced my...
Senior Lecturer in Science
In 1979 I completed a degree in Environmental Science which equipped me to teach science at a secondary level. I taught science in a Sandwell secondary school for eight years up until the National Curriculum took centre stage in our education system. At this time local authorities began to create teams to support primary...
Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education
I have been teaching in Primary and Early Years for many years. After some years as Foundation Stage manager in an Infant school, I became an advisory teacher in Peterborough, during which time I completed my MA in Early Years Education at the London Institute of Education. I started working at Birmingham City University as...
Senior Lecturer - Geography
Paul is the PGCE Secondary Geography Subject Leader and Geography Tutor at Birmingham City University. Paul has taught Geography in secondary schools since completing a B.Ed(Hons) in Geography education and has been responsible for developing a range of whole school policies including Teaching and Learning policy as an...
Senior Lecturer in Early Years
Carole trained as a teacher and taught in a range of primary schools before taking a career break to focus on family. During that time, she worked with Pre-School Playgroup Association (PPA) both as a playgroup leader and Chair of the District Association. On returning to full time work, she worked across the primary school...
Senior Teaching Fellow
Shahla has worked at BCU since 2014 and she has had multiple roles, initially working on the Teach First PGCE programme as a Professional Tutor and subsequently a Maths Tutor, her role has expanded. She is currently the Chemistry Module Lead (since 2016) for the Graduate Certificate Subject (Chemistry) Knowledge Enhancement...
Senior Lecturer in Primary Languages
Tracey began her career teaching French and Spanish in a secondary school before moving onto teaching languages in a variety of primary schools. Other experience includes running a ‘Theatre in Education’ company and lecturing in French at the universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. She joined Birmingham City University in...
Senior Lecturer in Primary English
Christina has worked at Birmingham City University since 2006 and has over 20 years teaching experience in primary schools - including one year in the USA.