I have been a teacher for the last 30 years. I joined the Teacher Education team part time at Sheffield Hallam in September 2010, combining my role with teaching in a Sheffield primary school. I became full time in September 2013. Prior to this I worked as a teacher mainly in Key Stage 2 Sheffield settings. I have been a member of a Senior leadership Team and acted as a Primary DT advisory teacher in Sheffield LEA working with children from 3-11.
I teach foundation subjects across the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I try to ensure that issues around inclusion are discussed across the subjects. As a first year academic tutor I teach understanding learning and learners and professional learning. I explore professional learning in more depth with my second year group and support a group of Newly Qualified teachers.
In my partnership role I liaise with SHU academic and non-academic staff and school colleagues to develop and enhance our partnership with schools. This includes mentor and academic staff training, placement of trainees, allocation of academic staff to the link tutor role and moderating lesson observations across courses and settings (both mainstream and SEND).
Foundation Subjects, Maths