English Lecturer Tameside College Ashton-Under-LyneManchesterUnited Kingdom
In the 16 years since I qualified as an English teacher in the UK I have had two main objectives. The first has been to design lessons and resources that inspire and challenge students of all ages and abilities; and the second has been to promote the importance of Literacy Across the Curriculum so that we have literate students in all subject areas. During this time, I have accumulated a vast range of experience in both fields.
Teaching English to young people is something that I am extremely passionate about.
The University of Manchester (PGCE/QTS)
The University of Edinburgh: MA (Hons) English Literature
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Literacy Across the Curriculum
Using Multi-Modal texts in English
Socratic and Dialogical Talk in the Classroom
I am an ardent writer and although my first published book Make Key Stage Three English Matter in English is an academic book, I still love to write creatively and hope to have my original fiction published at some point in the future. Furthermore, I have run a half-termly book club for the senior pupils at my current school who also share my passion for reading and debating the issues that arise in a range of texts. Based on my personal experiences, I have done a great deal of volunteering, campaigning and fundraising for BLISS, the charity for babies born too soon, too sick which has meant that I built a fantastic relationship with my local NHS Trust in Ipswich.