Emma joined BGU in August 2017 after 6 years as a self-employed school advisor providing in-class coaching and training to local authorities and schools. She has experience in Primary English, assessment and learning. She worked for several years for the Primary National Strategies leading the successful Every Child a Writer programme and has developed languages curricula and assessment guidance in over 150 countries. In 2018 Emma became a Fellow of the Higher Education Association. Emma leads an OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading group to develop Reading for Pleasure Pedagogies with teachers and students. Teaching Emma will be contributing to a range of programmes within Teacher Development including undergraduate and PGCE course. Emma is English lead for the School of Teacher Development.
Emma has an MA in Learning and Teaching. Her final thesis explored the relationship between curriculum and pedagogy and practice in Primary English. She also holds Certificate of Further Professional Study in Leading Assessment for Learning. She is also interested in children’s literature and dialogic teaching. She is currently co-researcher on the ‘Developing 21st Century Maker Circles’ project exploring digital literacies with researchers at Sheffield Hallam University.