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Angela Evans MEd, PGCE, BA (Hons)

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I joined SHU after 18 years as Head/Second in English -16 of those mentoring NQTs/beginner teachers. As Head of Partnership, in addition to the huge growth of our partnership with educational settings, I led an innovative programme to promote quality ITT mentoring throughout the partnership.

My special expertise is working at Master's level with teachers at all levels and phases, including international teachers.

I am currently working on the  Teach First  and Primary PGCE courses

About

I taught for 18 Years as a 11-18 Secondary English, Drama and Media Studies teacher  - 16 of those as Head/ Second in  large English Departments . During most of this time I also mentored initial teacher trainees.

I started at Sheffield Hallam University as Partnership Coordinator in 2000 then Head of Partnership.  In addition to leading the considerable expansion of our partnership with schools, I led on promoting quality mentoring within the partnership through recognising formally the skills and expertise required for  ITT/ NQT mentoring: for example, two day Advanced Mentor' conferences; the innovative M level Mentor Accreditation scheme and the PgCert Mentoring and Coaching.

Moving to the masters programme, I played a key part in leading the MTL delivery as Phase 1 and 3 leader.

My special expertise is working at masters level with practising teachers at all levels, phases, length of years in service including international teachers.

I am currently working on the Teach First  and Primary PGCE courses

Senior Lecturer

Early Career Teacher Professional Development

Teaching

Department of Teacher Education

Social Sciences and Arts

Teach First. Primary PGCE

Publications

Conference papers

Holland, M., Evans, A., & Hawksley, F. (2011). International perspectives on the theory - practice divide in secondary initial teacher education. In Association of Teacher Educators in Europe, Latvia, 1 August 2011.

Evans, A., Holland, M.R., Hawksley, F., & Dawson, D. (2009). Secondary teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of their pre-service education and strategies to improve pre-service education for teachers: A school based training route in England. In ATEE Conference 2009, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Mallorca, 29 August 2009 - 2 September 2009 (pp. 1-34). http://www.atee1.org/

Other publications

Evans, A., Hawksley, F., Holland, M.R., & Caillau, I. (2008). Improving subject knowledge and subject pedagogic knowledge in employment based secondary initial teacher training in England. http://www.ttrb.ac.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?anchorId=17746&selectedId=17748&menu=17833&ContentId=15720

Other activities

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2011
Member of the TDA Regional Partnership Project Steering committee 2002-5
Member of the TDA National Partnership Steering committee 2001-2
Qualified Teacher Status 1982/General Teaching Council
Masters in Education External Examiner Kingston Universtiy
MTL External Examiner King College London

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