Damienne Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies and History

School of Education and Social Work
0121 331 7360

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).

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