Kate Dale

Senior Lecturer

School of Life Sciences and Education

After 7 extremely busy years teaching at a local secondary school I joined the PGCE team on a part time basis to develop and run the Mathematics PGCE whilst still teaching for three days. This opportunity allowed me to see education from a different perspective which had a massive impact on my own teaching style. After two years working part time for the University I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Education.

As a successful classroom teacher for 9 years I have a variety of experiences. I have taught at KS3 and KS4 and also been involved teaching at local feeder primary schools as well as implementing a successful G&T scheme which saw the most able Mathematicians taking AS Level a year early.

I completed my Masters in Education at Staffordshire University in 2014.

I currently work on the National Troops to Teacher programme as well as supporting the local Maths hub, leading professional development for teachers in Staffordshire.

Academic qualifications

2017 – Professional Development Lead (NCETM)

2016 – Senior Fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA)

2014 – Masters in Education, Staffordshire University

2004 – Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

2003 – BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Sports Studies Chester College


As an experienced classroom teacher of Mathematics I have taught all age and ability ranges from KS3-KS5. I have also been involved with teaching pupils at KS2.
I have experience of running a Mathematics Department for which I was Second in Department for 6 years.


I am currently involved in all aspects of teaching on the Secondary PGCE at Staffordshire University as well as delivering on the National Troops to Teachers programme in collaboration with Brighton University

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020