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Our staff

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  • Mark Stares

    Senior Lecturer in Primary English

    Mark taught in a number of inner city Birmingham schools for 22 years before joining BCU. His roles as Assistant Head and Deputy Head Teacher were varied but included leading on English; leading Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2; mentoring and supporting staff and teaching students; leading on assessment and undertaking...

  • William Swaithes

    Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

    Will has over 20 years’ experience in education with previous roles including Advanced Skills Teacher, Specialist Leader in Education, Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning and Head of PE and Achievement for the Youth Sport Trust (YST). Will completed his Masters in Educational Leadership in 2020. Alongside his role with...

  • Christine Swan

    Secondary Education Computer Science tutor

    Christine has 30 years teaching experience across the secondary, FE and HE sectors and is a Computer Science subject specialist. She has authored and edited textbooks, developed teaching and learning resources for awarding bodies and delivers CPD in schools. Christine has also acted as a subject and education consultant in the...

  • Val Sylvester

    Senior Lecturer/Programme Director

    Shelter National Organisation;  (1977-81) Val worked as a housing Advice Worker-undertaking complex work with vulnerable homeless people. This entailed working in a multifaceted approach with a diverse range of organisation. Research Associate (University of  Birmingham) (1984-1985) She later spent one year working...

  • Kerry Taylor

    Senior Lecturer

    Kerry is currently leading the PGCE Science routes teaching on both the Professional Studies module and Subject Pedagogy module where she specialises in biology education. Professional Studies aim to prepare trainees for the wider role of the teacher, considering aspects of the profession concerned with safeguarding and prevent...

  • Mark Taylor

    Senior Lecturer in Primary science and Technology

    Mark is currently the Deputy Course Director for BA Primary Education with QTS. He has a BSc in Physics from Southampton University but his interest in teaching developed through working in Theatre in Education. After obtaining a PGCE at Birmingham University he worked for 12 years in primary schools across Birmingham as a...

  • Helen Thomas BSc, PGCE, PGCert(HE), MA Ed, CPhys, MInstP, FHEA

    PGCE Subject Route Leader for the Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Science Education

    Helen taught science and physics in particular for 17 years in schools, 6th form college and FE before joining Birmingham City University. Responsibilities included GCSE Science Course Leader and Head of Physics. Helen's move to the University led from catching the research bug whilst completing a Master's degree combined with...

  • Simon Tresidder

    Course Leader Undergraduate Secondary Education with QTS / Senior Lecturer in Education (Science)

    Simon is currently the course lead for our undergraduate secondary education with QTS provision; he is also part of the science team and teaches across a range of both undergraduate and post-graduate teacher training routes at Birmingham City University. Simon has taught Science, being a specialist in Biology, in secondary...

  • Paul Trimble

    Senior English Lecturer

    Paul works on the Teach First two year PGDE programme which is a work based route into teaching. He also contributes to the PGCE programme as well as the subject enhancement course. His subject specialism is English and he works exclusively with training English teachers. He has also got experience of supervising students...

  • Katy Vigurs

    Reader in Education

    Katy is a Reader in Education in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE). She has published on a wide range of educational and methodological issues and has undertaken research across a number of education sectors, including primary and secondary education, community and adult education, and...

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