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Sue Hiley

Director of studies, primary education, Kingston University.

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Overview

Sue Hiley has been Director of Studies in Primary Education at Kingston University since 2008. A former primary school teacher, deputy head, advisory teacher and Ofsted inspector, she brought to her role at Kingston a wealth of first-hand experience for what makes for a good primary school teacher in the ever-changing world of education.

She is currently enrolled on the Education Doctorate at Kingston. Her research interests are defining and describing the types of knowledge that constitute "subject knowledge for teaching" within the context of science. In the current climate of debate, policy and comment on how teachers are best-prepared for their careers in education, this is a topical issue.  

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2004 MA in Education, Kingston University.
1986 Diploma in Primary Science, Roehampton Institute.
1974 Bachelor of Education, Borough Road College, London Institute.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2005 - Principal lecturer, School of Education Kingston University.
2000 - Head of Subject Primary Science Courses, School of Education Kingston University.
1997 - 2000 Senior Lecturer Science Education, School of Education Kingston University.
1988 - 1992 Visiting lecturer/ External Examiner in Primary science and Foundation Education Course, Roehampton Institute.
1985 - 1987 Advisor/Advisory Teacher (Curriculum and Assessment)Subjects , science , georaphy, history, London Borough of Sutton
1982 - 1985 Acting Deputy Headteacher and Co-ordinator of science and humanities, Physical Education, Meadlands Primary School, Richmond.
1980 - 1985 Co-ordinator Science, Humanities, Physical Education, Meadlands Primary School Richmond.
1974 - 1980 Classteacher and Co-ordinator of Humanties, Whitelands Junior school, Hillingdon.

Professional Body Membership

Association for Science Education

Association of Science Tutors

National Primary Teacher Education Council - committee member

UCET Primary sub-committee (Kingston representative)

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