Search our site
Search our site

Mrs Kulwinder Maude

Senior lecturer


I joined Kingston University in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Primary English where I teach on both undergraduate and post graduate teacher training courses ranging from level 4 to level 7. I have spent over 20 years working in different sectors of education, including extensive experience of teaching and leading in primary schools (England and India) as well as five years in Higher Education. I worked as an EAL Coordinator and later as an Inclusion Manager in primary settings in London. My primary classroom teaching experiences are rooted in multilingual and challenging school settings within Hounslow and Hillingdon.

I consistently deliver excellent teaching, assessment, feedback and tutoring to a diverse range of students as part of our broader programmes, support student teachers in their learning and provide a stimulating learning environment both within and outside the university. I am an external examiner on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses (Primary and Secondary SCITT) in Initial Teacher Education providing contextualized evaluations, opinions and judgements along with impartial advice to institutions both to ensure that students are treated fairly and to improve the quality of the education they provide.

Areas of specialism

  • Primary English
  • English as an additional language
  • Initial teacher education
  • Multicultural literature
  • Refugee children and literacy


  • MA - Bilingual Learners in Urban Educational Settings Insitute of Education UCL
  • QTS - Qualified Teacher Status - GTC UK
  • PGCE - Teaching of English as an Additional Language Insitute of Education UCL
  • MA - English Literature Simla University India
  • BEd - Bachelors in Education Panjab University India
  • BA - English, Economics and Computer Applications Guru Nanak Dev University Punjab India

Professional membership

SRHE – Society of Research in Higher Education

BELMAS – British Educational Leadership, Management and Administrative Society

UKLA – United Kingdom Literacy Association

CCEAM - Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Leadership

NALDIC - National Association for Language Development In the Curriculum

FHEA - Fellow of Higher Education Academy


My research interests are primarily focussed on key issues in teaching and pedagogy of primary English. I make regular contributions to scholarship in the form of book chapters; presenting at various conferences and peer reviewing journal submissions for the Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) which is a collaborative initiative, mutually beneficial platform to teacher education providers and associated organisations across the four countries of the UK. I also work in close collaboration with colleagues from Durham University (Initial Teacher Education programmes) sharing expertise as well as working on collaborative research projects.

I have a particular interest in English as an Additional Language. My membership and affiliation to the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Networking Group (led by Prof. Paul Miller (University of Huddersfield) and Dr Christine Collandar (UCL, London) provides collaborative learning and teaching opportunities with colleagues from other universities to enhance the quality and efficiency of my teaching and research outputs.


Number of items: 8.


Allen, Michael, Briten, Elizabeth, Maude, Kulwinder, Ooms, Ann, Sossick, Matthew and Valentine, Mari Jo (2017) Catching them early : identifying potential early-career leavers. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 9(2), pp. 110-123. ISSN (online) 2054-5266

Book Section

Maude, Kulwinder (2017) Using multicultural narratives to explore loss and grief. In: Walker-Greaves, Caroline and Waugh, David, (eds.) Looking after literacy : a whole child approach to effective literacy interventions. London, U.K. : Learning Matters. pp. 141-161. ISBN 9781473971639

Conference or Workshop Item

Maude, Kulwinder, Allen, Mick and Briten, Elizabeth (2019) Is teaching of early reading through Phonics (SSP) enough to develop reading comprehension in children with English as an Additional Language? In: 10th TEAN Conference : Celebrating the Inspiration of the Professional Teacher Educator; 09-10 May 2019, Brimingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Roofe, Carmel, Maude, Kulwinder and Saunder, Sudha (2018) A cross cultural discourse on beginning teacher educators' experiences in Jamaica, England and the Middle East : insights for leadership in teacher education. In: BELMAS Annual Conference 2018 : Education Policy and Sustainability; 06-08 Jul 2018, Windsor, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Maude, Kulwinder, Roofe, Carmel, Sunder, Sudha Govindswamy, Allen, Mick and Briten, Elizabeth (2018) Looking at beginning teacher educators' ambitions for teacher education through a cross cultural lens. In: 9th TEAN Conference : The Ambition of Teacher Education; 10-11 May 2018, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Maude, Kulwinder and Allen, Michael (2017) Barriers to success for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) student teachers in Undergraduate Initial Teacher Training programmes in England. In: 8th TEAN Conference : Thinking deeply about Teacher Education; 11 - 12 May 2017, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Maude, Kulwinder (2016) Sounding out students about phonics: Undergraduate Student Teachers’ (USTs) knowledge and ability to teach early reading through phonics. In: 7th TEAN Annual Conference: Cultivating Learning; 05-06 May 2016, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Allen, Michael, Maude, Kulwinder, Briten, Elizabeth, Sossick, Matt, White, Rita, Valentine, Mari Jo, Ooms, Ann and Ramsey, Diana (2016) Catching them early: Promoting teacher retention by identifying potential early-career leavers. In: 7th TEAN Annual Conference: Helping Students, Lecturers and Practitioners in Education become the Best Professionals they can be; 05-06 May 2016, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Fri Aug 23 04:50:25 2019 BST.
Site menu