I have been working at Christ Church since 2012, initially seconded on a part-time basis from school, before taking on a permanent position in 2015. I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, predominantly on Primary Mathematics. I am also the Partnership Area Lead for Dover, Folkestone and Hythe.
I have spent seventeen years as a class teacher in a range of primary schools in Hampshire and Kent. I am a Specialist Maths Teacher and have been involved in a number of projects in Kent primary schools to strengthen the learning and teaching of mathematics.
Research and knowledge exchange
I am currently a member of the Canterbury Teacher project team, seeking to research the seven generations of Canterbury-trained teachers. This is linked with the 60th anniversary of Canterbury Christ Church University in 2022.
I recently joint-authored two chapters of a book on mentoring trainee and newly qualified primary school teachers, published in 2021; one chapter is about partnerships in mentoring and the other is based around issues within mentoring trainee teachers of primary mathematics.
I have recently completed my term of office as an LEA governor for a local primary school.
King, H. and Webb, P. (2017) 'Mentoring Partnerships in the Netherlands', Working Together: How Research and Inquiry Impact on Teacher Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, Partnership ITE Conference, Discovery Park, Sandwich, 22 June 2017.
King, H. (2018) 'Mentoring Styles: Supervision, Support or Collaborative Self-Development', Teaching Transforms Lives: How can teacher education help address social inequality?, Canterbury Christ Church University, Partnership ITE Conference, Discovery Park, Sandwich, 19 June 2018.
King, H. (2018) 'Minute by Minute: Building Student-Teacher Relationships in Initial Teacher Education', Education and Pedagogy, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, 22 June 2018.
Vincent, K., Cogger, A., King, H., Rowland, G., Webb, P. and St-John, S. (2017) 'Researching Mentoring, Developing Researchers: An Enterprising Approach to Research and Development in Teacher Education?', Creativity and Research: Inspiring Imaginative Scholarship, Canterbury Christ Church University, Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference, Canterbury, 7 July 2017.
Vincent, K., King, H. and Webb, P. (2018) 'Researching the Impact of Ambitious Changes in Approaches to Mentoring within a Large Initial Teacher Education Partnership', 9th TEAN Conference: The Ambition of Teacher Education, Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), Conference Aston, Birmingham, 10 May to 11 May 2018.
Publications and research outputs
King, H. (2018) 'Minute by minute: building student-teacher relationships in initial teacher education'. TEAN Journal, (10) 2, pp. 50-64.
King, H., Donaldson, G. and Tomlinson, S. (2021) ‘Mentoring for mathematics’, in Howells, K., Lawrence, J. and Roden, J. (eds.) Mentoring Teachers in the Primary School. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 158-170.
Rowland, G., King, H., Webb, P., Cogger, A. and Vincent, K. (2018) 'Fishing for Evidence of Impact'. Professional Development Today, (19) 3 & 4, pp. 76-85.
Webb, P., King, H. and Goodwin, S. (2021) ‘The secrets of partnership working for mentors’, in Howells, K., Lawrence, J. and Roden, J. (eds.) Mentoring Teachers in the Primary School. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 235-244.