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I am proud to be a Senior Lecturer in Education at Kingston, and a LGBTQIA+ BAME role model. I work across several programmes in the School of Education lecturing in maths, phonics, LGBTQIA+ inclusion to Early Years, BA and PGCE students. I also facilitate seminars on educational - Perspectives in Policy, Practice and Professionalism for Teachers.
My main role is as the Mentor Lead for ITT, to deliver high quality training across a range of settings. I have extensive experience in mentoring, coaching and developing meaningful collaborations. I work hard at building and creating networks and welcome collaborating to further strengthen mentor CPD or Kingston University to benefit students. I am a working party member of The Collaborative Library.
I have 20 years of primary school teaching experience both globally, online and locally across South London. I have worked in a variety of settings ranging from an infant school, an 8-school federation, trusts and academies. I have worked in a Teaching School and I have over 10 years experience of working as a Senior Leader.
I have worked alongside Global Cities.Inc, a programme of Bloomberg Philanthropies, as the first primary UK educator. I have trialled and evaluated this online e-learning platform, known as Global Scholars. I linked my MA research to evaluating the effectiveness of teaching online.
I am passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion. I am currently involved in a specialist inclusion and social justice research group in addition to an early years research group and computing research group.
Other areas of interest and expertise include: leadership and management, mental health awareness, promoting LGBTQ+ and BAME awareness. I am an active participant of the staff LGBT and BAME network. I am a Mental Health First Aider and I want to offer support to anyone in teaching, coaching or mentorship.
Senior Lecturer in Education - Mentoring Lead for ITT Trainees
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