I am part time senior lecturer based on the Canterbury Campus working mainly in the ITE programmes.
I have worked in special schools in the London area for more than 30 years, specialising in provision for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties including ASD. For 16 years I was a Headteacher and later and Executive Headteacher.
I was a Consultant Headteacher for the then National College of School Leadership tutoring on the New Visions Programme for new Heads and on the NPQH course for aspiraant Heads.
I was a National Leader of Education.
Research and knowledge exchange
My Masters Dissertation reserached improving outcomes for pupils by changing school structural organisation.
I am particularly interested in Co-operative Education and have made presentations at several conferences in the subject.
Teaching and subject expertise
Currently I teach mainly on the ITE programmes, both B.A. and P.G.C.E. I teach across all year groups including teaching in Y1 on the curriculum 1B course in History and acting as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) to a group of Y1 students. In Y2 I teach Education and Academic stuides and act as a PAT for my teaching group. In Y3 I teach on the PPP Course.
On the PGCE programme I tutor on the Enhanced Studies SEN option focusing on developing an appropriate learning environment.
I also work as a tutor on the Supporting Learneres with Autism in the Classroom course for teachers and support staff.
With colleagues I am currently developing a short course for the community edcuation unit on supporting communication development for pupils iwth SEN.
I am a Trustee of the Bromley Education Trust, a MAT, on behalf of the university.
I am a Trustee of KSENT, the co-operative Trust of Kent Special Schools.
I am a Trustee of Nexus, a MAT based in Franborough, Kent.