Academic Lead for Partnerships / Senior Lecturer - English
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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 her trainees.
Amanda has been leading the 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 readily directs trainees to research to support their Level 7 studies.
Amanda believes strongly that trainee English teachers should have effective planning and formative assessment strategies at the root of their practice and models this approach in all her taught sessions. Dialogue and creativity are promoted as fundamental pedagogies that should inspire and motivate learners as they tackle the complexities of English Language and Literature teaching.