I am responsible for the Primary PGCE courses, both university based and School Direct and the Graduate Early Years teacher status. I also have a remit for developing partnerships and collaborative provision with a range of different partners, schools and settings.
I teach Primary English and systematic synthetic phonics as well as modules on Early Childhood. I am a supervisor for the MA dissertation module.
Qualifications and memberships
Academic and research interests
Teaching and Learning of Systematic Synthetic Phonics
Early Childhood Education - particularly the development of early communication and literacy
Student peer to peer support - PASS, Social media etc.
Ashbridge, J and Josephidou, J., Chapters on The Learning Environment and The Role of the Adult in Cooper, H.,(2014) Professional Studies in Primary Education London: Sage 2nd ed
Ashbridge, J (2013) The Environment for Learning in Beckley, P, The New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, Challenges and Reflections Maidenhead: McGraw Hill
Ashbridge, J and Josephidou, J., Chapters on The Learning Environment and The Role of the Adult in Cooper, H., Professional Studies in Primary Education London: Sage (2nd edition out in 2014)
Ashbridge, J and Josephidou, J., (2009) Who am I? How can we learn to value ourselves and others through thematic work supporting the development of children's knowledge and understanding of the world? in Cooper, H., and Rowley, R., Exploring Values through Humanities in the Primary School London: Sage
Ashbridge, J. (2006) Geography in the Foundation Stage in Cooper, H, Rowley, C, and Asquith, S, (Eds) Geography 3-11 London: David Fulton
Ashbridge, J., (2004) Weather Girls and Boys in Cooper, H, Exploring Time and Place Through Play London: David Fulton
Recent external roles
University of Plymouth - Bristol College -
Early Childhood External examiner at Leeds Trinity University
External Adviser - Leeds Beckett University