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Jacqui completed a B'Ed hons degree in Primary Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in English and Drama. Having completed her degree she went on to teach in a primary school in the North East of England. Within this school she developed an expertise within  the primary classroom and subject leadership for English, assessment and the promotion of children's literature. Her career then took her to develop an interest in working with children identified with moderate learning difficulties. She fulfilled a role as SENco and undertook continued professional development in the are of SEN.

Qualifications and memberships

  • B'Ed Hon Degree - Primary
  • MA Education,
  • PGC in SEN in the Ordinary Classroom
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MCCT - Chartered College of Teaching

Academic and research interests

Former Primary teaching background in mainstream and Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Primary pedagogy and practice

Coaching aad Mentoring

Newly Qualified Teachers and support for Early Career Teachers - teacher retention.

Recent external roles

Currently employed, part-time, as Programme Lead for Carlisle School Direct Primary PGCE.