Ruth Pearson

Ruth taught in Doncaster schools for twenty five years across the Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. She was responsible for many areas of the curriculum including the Early Years, English, Art, ICT, MFL, SEN and EAL. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, she led all Key Stage Teams during her long and very happy teaching career. Ruth joined Bishop Grosseteste University as a Lecturer after being a School Based Mentor to many of our trainees in January 2015 on a secondment from her role in school as Assistant Headteacher. She became the Cohort Leader for the PGCE (EYTS) and took up a full time permanent role in 2017. Teaching Ruth is the Cohort Leader for School Direct (Primary) and as a Senior Lecturer, currently teaches on the PGCE Primary programme. Her particular areas of specialism are English, Phonics and the Early Years.

Ruth is a member of the Language and Literacy Interest Group which held the Monster Conference at BGU in June 2018. Ruth led storytelling events with trainees and children from local partner schools as part of the successful conference. Ruth has previously carried out research into the challenges faced by parents who are training to teach, presenting findings at conferences in 2018. She is currently exploring the experiences of students who are the first generation within their family to attend University.