I have worked at Sheffield Hallam University as PGCE Modern Languages Course Leader since 2009. Between 2011 and 2016 I worked as the national lead for the Teach First Modern Languages programme: I led a team of linguists from 7 HEIs in the development and delivery of both an intensive Summer Institute curriculum and the year long programme.
Until 2009 I worked at the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire (DECSY) as the project leader on a DFID funded project , embedding a Global perspective into the National Strategies’ Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) resource. I developed overview and specific themed materials for Primary and Secondary assembly and classroom use and lead training for school staff.
Between 2006 and 2008 through VSO I worked as a District Education Advisor in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia.
I worked in two remote districts, supporting my counterparts in the implementation of the Mainstreaming Inclusive Education Project, which aimed to increase the enrolment in primary schools of 5 marginalised groups of children. I worked with communities to identify and remove barriers to education and trained school staff in order to improve the quality and relevance of teaching being delivered.
Between 2001 and 2006 I was Head of Modern Foreign Languages with whole school responsibility for the timetable, ITT, Global Education and the Comenius project at Fir Vale School, Sheffield.
I led a team of linguists in the delivery of the National Curriculum in both European and community languages. As Senior Liaison tutor for Sheffield Hallam University I developed a programme of training and support for trainee teachers. I trained subject specific mentors and monitored the quality of provision offered to trainees.