Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies
Simon Asquith is Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He is also national chair of the Association for Partnership in Teacher Education (APTE) and sits on the Executive Committee of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET).
Simon has taught in the school sector in Leeds, ...
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Angela is a German and French specialist having completed her Teacher Training at Birmingham University. She has held a number of teaching posts in Worcestershire and as well as co-teaching on the MFL PGDipEd, she is an ExcellentTeacher/AST two days a week at Kingsley College in Worcestershire. Her area of expertise is the development of Teaching and Learning. Angela has also carried out ...
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Alison is the programme lead on the PG Dip Ed Primary/ Early Years ITE course and is responsible for the day to day running of the university and school based training programe. She also heads up the science and computing modules on the programme.
Alison joined the School of Education in January 2010. She has a very strong background in early ...
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Teaching Fellow in Mathematics
Linda Caswell has taught mathematics for many years in the West Midlands area. She was Head of Mathematics for 15 years in three different schools and so has firsthand knowledge and experience of the changes to both mathematics teaching and Initial Teacher Education. Linda first worked in the School of Education in 2008 and has taught on the PGDipEd (QTS) course on a part time basis before moving ...
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Vice Principal, University of Birmingham School
Director of School-Led Initial Teacher Education
Frances is a secondary school teacher and leader with extensive experience in Initial Teacher Education. She has been appointed as Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham School – the country’s first secondary University Training School (UTS) which will open in September 2015. The School aims to transform lives by creating a learning community that will maximise the ...
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Programme Leader PGDipEd (QTS) Secondary Physical Education
Joanne Cliffe is Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (QTS) for Secondary Education and Co-Leader for the MEd in teaching studies. Joanne’s previous experience in higher education included contributions to the PGCE Physical Education course at Loughborough University. Her background is in teaching in secondary education and her posts have included, Head of ...
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Lecturer in Geography Education
Gemma has held a number of teaching posts in Birmingham schools since 2003, and before entering higher education held the post of Head of Department in a local secondary comprehensive school. She is a member of the Geographical Association and the RGS-IBG, and has also worked with the Prince’s Teaching Institute on their Schools Programme for Geography, in conjunction with the ...
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Professor of Education Policy Research
Peter leads the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access. He is also programme lead for the Masters in School Improvement and Educational Leadership programme.
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Lecturer in Education
Martine is a Modern Languages specialist (French/Spanish) and has taught in schools and colleges, and in adult and higher education in England. After working as Course Leader for Modern Languages at a sixth form college she developed a portfolio of work by combining teaching, initial teacher training and consultancy work. She has also worked as educational adviser with a ...
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Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Mathematics Education
David Foster joined the School Of Education in September 2014. He teaches Mathematics Education on the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) Primary and Early Years Course. Prior to this he worked for two years at BCU and seven years at Newman University as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. David has worked as a class teacher and Mathematics Coordinator ...
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Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement
Celia Greenway is the PGDipEd Early Years Co-ordinator and Partnership lead. Initially as a practitioner Celia taught in schools and nurseries across Worcestershire. Prior to joining the University, she was responsible for developing Higher Education provision within the Further Education Sector, and worked in collaboration with the University of Worcester establishing Foundation degrees for ...
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Lecturer in Religious Education
Sarah worked in a large Manchester school as Head of department for eight years teaching KS3 and KS4 Religious Studies and Citizenship and KS5 Philosophy, Ethics, New Testament and Hebrew Bible. She is passionate about delivering creative, innovative and inspirational Religious Education which has at its core a promotion of pupil based reflective enquiry. She was the Secondary RE ...
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Lecturer in Secondary English Education
Sally took up the position of lecturer on the University of Birmingham PGDipEd secondary English course in 2013. Her previous career was in teaching in comprehensive schools beginning in 1990. Sally has worked as Head of Department , Head of Year and both as Subject and Professional ITE Mentor in schools in South Birmingham and North Solihull.
Lecturer in History in Education, Director of secondary ITE
After gaining his PGCE in 1994 Russell Manning worked as a Teacher of History at the Earls High School in Halesowen. He worked at this school for ten years and held the following posts; Deputy Head of Year, Second in Humanities and Head of History. During this time he also co-ran the annual Summer Literacy School and worked as the History Mentor in the school for the ...
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Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics
Mary joined the School of Education as a Lecturer in Mathematics Education in September 2012. Mary has taught Mathematics for many years in local schools in Birmingham, Solihull, and Worcestershire. She also has experience of teaching overseas at a Leading International School in the Middle East. She has 15 years’ experience as a Head of Department in 3 different secondary schools ...
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Lecturer in Primary Education and Early Years
John Ryan joined the School Of Education in September 2012. He teaches Professional studies on the PGDip in Primary Education (PGCE Advanced) Primary and Early Years Course. Prior to this he worked for six years at Newman University as a Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies. John has worked in many Primary schools in Birmingham and he was a senior member of staff in all the schools he ...
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Lecturer in Science Education (Chemistry)
Sandy has taught Science and Chemistry to A-level in secondary schools for 14 years. This included a secondment to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a School Teacher Fellow as part of the ‘Chemistry for Our Future’ project looking at strategies to overcome secondary to higher education transition issues. Prior to his appointment by the University of Birmingham Sandy was a Secondary ...
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Lecturer (Primary and Early Years Mathematics Education)
Kirsty works part time, and leads the PGDipEd Primary Mathematics Specialist course. Since joining the university, Kirsty established and taught the General Primary and Early Years mathematics courses. Prior to this, she was Research Officer on the ESRC funded project ‘Purposeful Algebraic Activity’ at the University of Warwick, where she also contributed to ...
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