Sheila has worked as a tutor on the University of Birmingham PGDipEd secondary English course for the last 7 years. Currently her role includes supporting students with school observation visits and marking assignments. Sheila has extensive experience teaching in comprehensive schools including posts as Head of English, Assistant Head and Deputy Head. Her responsibilities have included: leadership of Teaching and Learning; curriculum development; strategic leadership of ICT and Technology College status; performance management and professional development; Equal Opportunities. She also has considerable experience as an English subject mentor and as a senior mentor in schools, having worked with a large number of Universities, including Birmingham, to support ITE trainees across a range of subjects.