Louise Connolly joined Bishop Grosseteste University in September 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Initial Primary Education. She had previously worked with the university as a Visiting Tutor for three years before joining the team permanently.
Prior to joining the university academic team, Louise was a teacher in primary schools for nearly 20 years. Throughout her time in school, she carried out a number of roles such as Foundation and Key Stage One Leader, English Lead, History Lead and was also a Special Educational Needs Coordinator for 15 years. She later became a Head Teacher of a large primary school in a deprived area in Nottinghamshire and was also the Safeguarding Lead and Special Educational Needs Coordinator for a Multi-Academy Trust.
Louise completed her Master's in Education in 2019 and predominantly focused on the areas of Special Educational Needs and Emotional Health. She has also written articles on educational areas of interest in the TES and other educational magazines.