Dr Elizabeth Farrar
Elizabeth joined BGU in September 2015 having been a Head Teacher for six years. Under her leadership the school moved from Requires Improvement to be judged as Good with Outstanding for behaviour and safety at its last Ofsted inspection. Elizabeth has mentored ITT students from several HEIs across the region, and was the lead School Based Mentor for BGU placements at her own school. She has taught across the Primary age range, specialising in 7 – 11 years, and has been subject leader for English, ICT, Geography, MFL and PSHE. Before moving into Primary education, Elizabeth taught English in the Secondary age phase. Teaching Elizabeth teaches mainly on the Primary PGCE and is a group tutor for this course. She is the PI module lead. Her teaching interests include Literacy, leadership and Assessment. She is research tutor for Y3 undergraduate students and a University Based Mentor. Elizabeth delivers aspects of the Mentoring and Coaching course that BGU offers for those who are supporting our current trainees and our NQTs. She is the Teaching and Learning Advocate for the School of Teacher Development. Elizabeth was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2016.
Elizabeth completed her MA in Education in 2007, exploring children’s perceptions of ICT provision in school and at home. She is currently undertaking research for a doctorate, with the focus being ITT trainees’ understandings of poverty and the impact on primary school pupils.