Karen Ward

Senior Lecturer in Early Years

School of Education and Social Work
+44 (0)121 331 7386

Karen spent 23 years teaching in primary schools in the maintained sector. During this time she taught children from 3-8 years old in three inner city schools in Inner London Educational Authority, Liverpool and Sandwell. The majority of her experience as a class teacher lies within Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. During this time she held the following management posts: Foundation Stage Manager; Key Stage One Manager; Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and took responsibility for co-ordinating the following subject areas: History; Geography; Music; PSHE and Citizenship and Healthy Schools. During her time as a SENCO, she developed an interest in behaviour and the ways in which children with social and emotional needs can be supported to develop social skills and manage their own behaviour. It was during this time she sought the support of the School Management team to set up a Nurture Group to support children with such needs.

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