Having taught as an Associate Tutor on the PGCE Business and Economics course at Edge Hill University, I was delighted in 2015 to join the Education team at Staffordshire University as a Senior Lecturer to lead the PGCE course in Business and Economics. I teach across all PGCE Secondary courses and on the Education and Professional Issues programme.
I began my teaching career working in schools in Lancashire and Merseyside as part of my teacher training before settling in Cheshire where I had twenty happy, but extremely busy years as a Curriculum Leader in a local secondary school. I have taught Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 and have also been involved teaching enterprise education to year 6 pupils at a local feeder primary school.
As an experienced classroom teacher and Curriculum Leader of Business and Economics I have taught all age and ability ranges from Key Stage 3-Key Stage 5 across a wide range of courses including A level Business, A level Economics, BTEC Business Level 2 and 3, GNVQ Business, Applied Business, Enterprise Education, A level General Studies, Young Enterprise, Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PHSE) and Opening Minds.
Professional memberships and activities
Member of the Economics and Business Economics Education (EBEA).
MA in Education, Staffordshire University
PGCE in Business and Economics Education, Edge Hill University
BA (Hons) Business Studies, Nottingham Trent University
Senior Fellow of Higher Education
Senior Examiner for the AQA examination board. Responsible for training and assessing A Level Business Studies examiners.
Standards Verifier for the BTEC Business Studies courses at both Level 2 and 3, responsible for assessing schools’ administration and moderating pupil coursework.
I am currently involved in all aspects of teaching on the Secondary PGCE courses and the Assessment Only route to QTS.