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Joelle Halliday

Joelle Halliday

Senior Lecturer


Joelle joined CSE in April 2014. Joelle has a background in primary teaching and leadership; advisory work; consultancy and coaching.

In school Joelle led on areas including curriculum development, assessment and pupil progress. As a Local Authority consultant Joelle was responsible for standards in primary science, curriculum innovation and integrating coaching approaches into professional learning activities.

Joelle has worked as a Professional Development Leader at The National Science Learning Centre and has fulfilled a number of roles for The Science Learning Network including Regional Development Lead and Science Learning Partnership Lead for The Sheffield Institute of Education Science Learning Partnership. She has been responsible for the design and leadership of primary science professional development for teachers at different stages in their career and has contributed to the development and leadership of SCITT for primary science and undergraduate teacher training.

  • About

    Since taking on her first subject leadership role in school Joelle has championed primary science education and professional learning. She has worked in a variety of settings from Early Years to university and with a range of stakeholders including schools, parents, Local Authorities, Government agencies, businesses, governors and professional bodies.

    In a consultancy role Joelle has worked in schools in challenging circumstances and has supported leadership teams to build capacity and raise standards.

    Joelle has designed and led curriculum innovation projects supported by IOP, RSC, Wellcome and PSTT. She has worked with partners including Association for Science Education, BBC, Astra Zeneca, RAF, GM Fire and rescue and GM police.

    She has contributed to National data tracking systems and has worked with both the Qualifications and Assessment Authority and the Standards and Testing Agency.

    Joelle is particularly interested in facilitating professional learning and development, and in developing coaching in organisations. She believes in the power of collaboration and creativity and enjoys working with colleagues to solve problems and develop creative solutions for teaching and learning challenges.

    Joelle has a Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Diploma in Primary Science Education and is currently learning with fellow professionals on the Masters in Education programme here at Sheffield Hallam.

    Primary Science curriculum development and innovation
    Professional Learning
    Coaching and consultancy

  • Teaching

    Social Sciences and Arts

    Science Learning Network Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East
    Primary Science for All
    Primary Science Quality Mark
    STEMNET Teacher Mentoring Project

  • Research

    Science Learning Network Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East
    Primary Science for All

    Primary Science for All Scoping Report (2015)

    Royal Society of Chemistry
    Primary Science Teaching Trust
    STEM Learning Ltd
    Rotherham LA
    Derbyshire LA

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