Fiona Hall

Job title and responsibilities

Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences and Education

  • Course Leader, BA Education and BA Education Studies

  • Member student experience committee

About me

I originally completed primary teacher training and worked across the primary age ranges in schools in Birmingham and Oldham. As time progressed I moved into middle management and had responsibility for support staff in school as well as curricular responsibility for mathematics. After working in primary for a number of years I moved to the FE sector where I taught on level two and three programmes as well as becoming involved in the higher education provision at the college by teaching on part time Education and Early Childhood Studies degree courses. I have also worked as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) trainer and assessor.

I joined the team at Staffordshire University in January 2015 and teach modules on the education award. I am currently also studying myself towards a doctorate and my area of interest is the work of Teaching Assistants (TA) in primary schools.

I am also an External examiner for Blackpool and the Fylde College who deliver Higher education courses in partnership with Lancaster University and a HLTA assessor for HTLA North.


BEd in Mathematics - The University of Birmingham

MEd in Educational Psychology - The University of Manchester

Professional membership and activities

Member of the Higher Education Academy


History of education

Inclusion/Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Behaviour management


Support staff in schools

Research interests

Teaching Assistant role and deployment in schools

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Selected publications

Hindmarch, D., Hall, F., Machin, L. and Murray, S. (2017) A concise Guide to Education Studies. Northwich: Critical Publishing

Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S., Richardson, T. and Hall, F. (2016) A concise guide to the level 3 Award in Education and Training. Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Hall, F., Hindmarch, D., Hoy, D. and Machin, L. (2015) Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning. Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Current teaching


  • Safeguarding


Fiona Hall
Department of Education
School of Life Sciences and Education
Staffordshire University
Brindley Building
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294903