Sarah Procter

Sarah Procter MA

Senior Lecturer


I have worked with children and families since the mid-1980s in the NHS, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector. As a Sure Start Programme manager, I enrolled on the NPQICL programme which was run by SHU and so my association with the University began. I then started working with SHU in 2008, teaching on a range of early childhood and care courses.



 I am currently Course Leader for the PGCE with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). I also teach on a number of different modules that reflect my interests and areas of early childhood expertise. I am also a University Link Tutor. I completed my Master's degree at SHU completing my dissertation on the role and responsibilities of mentors on the EYPS programme. Currently, I am completing my Education Doctorate which focuses on Early Years Teachers with EYTS experiences of and feelings about Professional Learning in PVI settings.

My areas of interest that focus on early childhood include:
Children's Health; Multi-agency working; Leadership and Professionalism

Other areas of interest that focus on Higher Education include;
Approaches and support for Digital Learning; English for Academic Purposes and Student Support; Professional Learning and Research Ethics.

Senior Lecturer

Early Years Education and Care; Young Children's health and well being; Supporting and developing academic literacy


Department of Teacher Education

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Courses taught:
 - PGCE with EYTS
 - Early Childhood Studies


Modules taught:
 - Exploring an Aspect of Early Years through Collaborative Development
 - Reflecting on Approaches to Teaching
 - Young Children's Mental Health
 - Trauma-Informed Schools
 - Professionalism in Practice




Education Doctorate - in the write up stage of my thesis - Stories from the Nursery of Professional Learning

Action Research Project focussed on supporting non-traditional learners to gain more confidence and expertise in academic writing skills.

0-5 Vision Development.


Procter,S. Bradley,L. and Holland ,W. Leadership and Partnership working in Early Years in Jarvis, P., George, J., & Holland, W.(ed)  (2010). The early years professional's complete companion. Harlow: Pearson Longman.

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