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Naomi Cooper BA (Ed) Hons, MEd, FHEA

Senior Lecturer Primary ITT Courses


I have worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008 in the Primary and Early Years Teacher Education department.


Prior to my work with SHU, I worked in a number of Primary schools in England including schools in Birmingham, Nottinghamshire, Peterborough and Sheffield. I have taught across the whole Primary and Early Years range.

I was a Primary Head Teacher in Nottinghamshire.

I also held the role of SENCO.

I teach on a variety of Primary and Early Years Education modules and lead on EAL.  As partnership co-ordinator, I liaise with students, staff and outside agencies in a number of different areas.

I teach on a variety of modules such as inclusion, EAL, Science and RE. I am currently year 3 leader for the Primary and Early Years BA course.


Department of Teacher Education

Social Sciences and Arts

My research at Masters level related to inclusion of marginalised groups, including those with Special Educational Needs.


I am now studying for a Phd looking at the ‘Development of Teacher attitudes in relation to inclusive education, particularly in relation to meeting the needs of Roma pupils.

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