Curriculum leadership roles when school-based:
Geography and Environmental Education
Performing and Creative Arts
I have worked with all age groups of children from Foundation Stage up to and including Year 6. Prior to working in Higher Education, my particular focal point and area of responsibility was working with younger children up to the end of Key Stage 1.
I have worked with student teachers since 1998 in my role as a school-based Mentor and Mentor Co-coordinator supporting many student teachers on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In 2002/3, I worked on secondment for a year at St Martin’s College, Lancaster (now Cumbria University) in the Primary team including a Link Tutor role visiting many schools across the Fylde Coast during student placements. Returning to school, I was school-based for four days a week with one day a week as a Link Tutor for St Martin's prior to my appointment at Sheffield Hallam University. I have carried out numerous roles at Sheffield Hallam University since joining the Early Years and Primary team in 2007 including the role of Primary Partnership Coordinator for two years and GTP Course Leader role. I am currently the BA2 Year Leader and BATL2 Year Leader, a Module Leader, Module Tutor and Academic Tutor across BA, BATL and PG routes to teaching. As a Link Tutor, I work in partnership with schools across the region. With significant experience of the recruitment process, I regularly interview potential trainees for a place on QTS courses including BA, PG and BATL candidates.