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Gary Pykitt

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education (History and Professional Studies)

School of Education and Social Work
Email:
gary.pykitt@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 331 7326

Gary's association with the then University of Central England in Birmingham started in November 1997 when he was interviewed at Westbourne Road for the four year BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS course which he started in September 1998 and successfully completed with First Class Honours in June 2002.

Gary commenced his teaching career as an NQT in September 2002 at a large semi-urban primary school in Burton upon Trent. He worked there for just under six years, undertaking many different roles, in addition to his primary role as a Key Stage Two class teacher, including: History Subject Leader, Interactive Whiteboard Manager and ICT Coordinator, Head of Key Stage Two and School Based Tutor for Birmingham City University trainees.

Gary's career at Birmingham City University started in September 2007 when he joined the Professional Studies team as a visiting lecturer one day per week, teaching the new cohort of BA (Hons) QTS trainees, exploring issues around teaching and learning and equality. He enjoyed this very much and during his time teaching in schools has always enjoyed supporting trainees on Teaching Practice; Gary saw this as a positive development in his career.

Gary was appointed as a full-time Senior Lecturer in Primary Education with a heavy involvement in the Primary and Early Years Partnership team and began this leg of his career on 1 April 2008. Gary enjoys his role very much and relishes in the challenges that each day brings.

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