Angela Barley

Angela joined BGU in August 2015, after two years as the primary manager for a nationwide teacher training company. Angela managed a programme which led to QTS/PGCE for both SCITT and School Direct trainees and was involved with both QTS and PGCE marking and assessment. She also designed and delivered training sessions which were delivered nationally as part of this role. Angela worked for Lincolnshire County Council/CfBT from 2008 to 2013 as an Early Years Consultant working with local schools and settings on improving provision and raising standards for young children. Angela designed and delivered EYFS training for both early years’ setting and school practitioners. Angela was also an area SENCo for a small group of nurseries in Lincolnshire within this role. Angela is an accredited EYFS Profile moderator and was part of the local authority moderation team, arranging and leading moderation events across the county. Angela also taught for eight years in a large primary school, leading Literacy across the school. Teaching Angela is the Cohort Leader for the Primary Teaching Studies (5-11) programme. She also works across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within teacher development. Angela has a particular interest in the areas of the EYFS, Phonics, early language and assessment within the EYFS. Angela works as a University Based Mentor across undergraduate and postgraduate teacher development programmes. She is part of the university working groups for Early Years, Phonics and English. Angela is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Angela is currently undertaking an EdD with BGU, examining the discontinuities between assessment policy and practice within the Reception year of the EYFS.