Within my role as Senior Lecturer for Canterbury Christ Church University, I am the Lead Partnership Area Lead, Year 3 Lead for the BA (Hons) Primary Education and specialise in Primary Mathematics. I joined the university in 2013 having worked in primary education since 1999 in a range of roles including classroom teacher, Local Authority Consultant and Head of School.
I teach on a range of primary Initial Teacher Education courses as well as leading on supporting students and schools during school-based professional placments. I also provide a range of staff development for schools, mainly in relation to primary mathematics and for those involved in the induction of new teachers.
Research and knowledge exchange
Canterbury Christ Church University is associated in working with the Kent and Medway Maths Hub; as part of this I have worked with a group of teachers to develop assessment materials for primary mathematics National Curriculum.
Through working with Newly Qualified Teachers, I work collaboratively with individual and groups of schools, and specifically with early career teachers, to support the transition from their Initial Teacher Education courses and into their roles as classroom teachers. This involves working alongside teachers and induction mentors, and also contributing to continued professional development sessions.
In addition, I work on an international basis for Canterbury Christ Church University within a World Bank funded project with the Palestinian Ministry for Education and universities in the West Bank and Gaza. The specific focus is aimed at further developing inservice teachers pedagogic and content knowledge in primary schools across Palestine.
Publications and research outputs
MA dissertation focusing on the meaning and existence of Dyscalculia as a mathematical learning difficulty.