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    Research interests

    Frith has developed several areas of expertise, including: primary science, leadership and management, coach and mentoring, curriculum development, assessment and data for school improvement, and Lesson Study.  Her Masters dissertation was entitled, ‘What is the impact of Lesson Study on teaching and learning in Key Stage 2? An analysis of teachers’ views’.


    Wirral Primary Science Scheme of Work (2003)



    External engagement

    • EEF Lesson Study Regional Conferences 2015
    • Edge Hill University Teaching and Learning Day 2014
    • EEF Lesson Study National Conference 2013

    From 2013-2015, Frith led the UK’s largest trial of Lesson Study; a Japanese approach to teacher development. This trial was funded by Edge Hill University and EEF and involved a range of partners: international experts, regional consultants, LSE and NIESR. Frith believes in the power of collaboration.


    • Primary Science Subject Leader, Edge Hill University 2016-present
    • Primary Programme Leader (Acting), Edge Hill University 2015-2016
    • Primary Science Subject Leader, Edge Hill University 2014-2015
    • Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University 2012-2014
    • Wirral Centre Manager, Edge Hill University 2010-2012
    • Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher in 2 north-west primary schools 2004-2009
    • Advisory Teacher for Primary Science, Wirral LA 2002-2003
    • Primary Teacher 1999-2002


    Frith leads the primary science team who are passionate and committed to sharing science with our community of trainees, teachers, local children and their families.

    Frith has extensive experience of coaching and mentoring; from support staff and trainees, to NQTs and middle leaders. As a school leader she has experience of implementing new curriculum and assessment policies to raise attainment.

    As an Edge Hill University graduate, Frith is pleased to have returned to inspire the next generation of outstanding teachers. She is passionate about securing the very best outcomes for our children and it is this that continues to inspire her to seek professional challenges.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    Leadership & Management, MA

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2011

    Early Years Education, Other, PGCE, Edge Hill University

    1 Sept 19981 Jul 1999

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

    PE & Science, BA, Liverpool John Moores University

    1 Sept 199431 Jul 2001

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1997


    • LB1501 Primary Education
    • primary science
    • assessment
    • lesson study
    • Leadership & Management
    • L Education


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