Secondary Lead for ITE Partnerships
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Amanda has worked as an English teacher, a project manager and a senior leader across schools and settings across the West Midlands since the early 1990s. This means that she has a significant knowledge of both the current and historical educational landscape within our region, which she uses to guide the development of strong Secondary ITE Partnerships.
Amanda has led on the development of Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge for secondary English at Birmingham City University since 2013. During this time, she also briefly led as Curriculum and Assessment Lead for Teach First nationally. She maintains an interest in current research and practice within the teaching of English and support English teams in both Teach First and PGCE courses to support the delivery of Level 7 modules.
Currently Amanda leads the strategic development of secondary ITE partnerships, which involves the development of strong training placements across the region and comprehensive Mentor CPD and guidance to ensure effective School Based Training modules. She has established regular and effective liaison with a wide range of secondary partners involved in secondary BCU ITE programmes.
Amanda is also leading the BCU delivery of the Early Career Framework in partnership with Capita and the University of Birmingham. In addition to the accredited ECF courses she co-ordinates informal drop-in session for Early Career Teachers.