I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in the Department of Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. My subject is English and my chief academic interests are related to poetry in the primary classroom and working with children who have English as an additional language.
Teaching and subject expertise
My areas of expertise are primary poetry and working with children with English as an additional language. I completed my PhD in 2016, centred on supporting children with English as an additional language.
Publications and research outputs
Bower, V. (ed.) (2011) Creative ways to teach literacy : ideas for children aged 3 to 11 London : SAGE
Bower, V. (2011) Games, ideas and activities for primary poetry Harlow : Longman
Bower, V. (2014) Developing Early Literacy Birth to 8 London: SAGE
Bower, V. (2016) Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language in the Primary Classroom OU Press
Bower, V. (2020 pending) Debates in Primary Education Abingdon: Routledge