Banna Millar


I am the Primary Initial Teacher Education Professional Lead for the BA Primary Teaching (QTS) and BA (Hons) Primary Education (QTS) programmes. I teach across all three year groups of the Undergraduate courses, predominantly on the Professional Practice modules. I work collaboratively with the PGCE Primary route lead and the PGCE Secondary Professional Lead to align our courses and to ensure consistency within our robust, ambitious and carefully sequenced curriculums. I work closely with the Partnership Lead and Placements team to develop partnership links with schools and arrange professional practice placements for students across each year group. I am responsible for developing the School Experience documentation, purposefully integrated tasks and assessment processes for professional practice and liaise closely with school based mentors and Kingston lead mentors, who also support our students in school. I am a personal tutor for BA1 and BA3 students and chair the Student Voice Committee meetings, working closely with our student reps, listening to their views and areas for development so that they recognise that their contributions facilitate the enhancement of our provision. Previously, I have been the Route Lead for the Assessment Only Route to QTS, enabling skilled practitioners to achieve QTS through a non teaching university based route.

Prior to my role at Kingston University, I taught for 12 years in Special Educational Needs, working with pupils aged from 3 to 16 with speech, language and communication difficulties.

I am involved in a specialist Inclusion and Social Justice research group, exploring rights and responsibilities for those with additional needs.

I am working in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust to ensure that all our students are able to work confidently and competently to support pupils with Dyslexia and literacy difficulties in schools, enabling them to make progress in the classroom.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor: Primary Initial Teacher Education Professional Lead


  • MA (Hons) Psychology
  • PGCE Primary


Here is a list of my research to date:


Number of items: 2.

Conference or Workshop Item

Paliokosta, Paty, Ooms, Ann, Millar, Joanna and Morrow, Elizabeth (2023) Valuing (dis)ability diversity through a narrative of activism. In: BERA Annual Conference 2023; 12-14 Sep 2023, Birmingham, U.K.. (In Press)


Paliokosta, Paty, Nash-Patel, Theresa, Morrow, Elizabeth, Ooms, Ann, O’Donoghue, Bern, Bassett, Jame and Millar, Joanna (2022) Transforming the curriculum through a narrative of activism : a constructive evaluation of the Fighting For Our Rights educational resources. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University & Kingston Centre for Independent Living. 139 p.

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