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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Education for Sustainable Develoment
  • Educational Leadership
  • Religion and Worldviews education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Regenerative Teaching
  • P4C (Philosophy for Children)
  • P4T (Philsophy for Teachers)
  • Metamodern education

Teaching

  • BA QTS Primary Education
  • PGCE Primary Education

External engagement

  • Membership of EHU's SustainNet 
  • Membership of EHU's Education for Sustainable Development group
  • Wicked RE project - integrating religion and worldviews education with spiritual development and sustainable development @ RE21c
  • Bioregional Learning project - mapping education for sustainable development initiatives in the Manchester-Mersey bioregion @ RE21c

Biography

2018- Lecturer in Education, Edge Hill University  

2007-2018 Interim Headships & Consultant Leadership (Self-employed) 

Consultant Leader, Westfield School, Westfield, East Sussex; Consultant Leader, Al Hijrah School, Birmingham, 4-16; Interim Executive Headteacher, Leicestershire; Interim Headteacher, Sandown Primary School, Hastings, East-Sussex; Interim Headteacher, Southfield Primary School, Oakham, Rutland; Interim Headteacher, Ecclesbourne Infant & Nursery School, Croydon; Interim Headteacher, The Grove Children and Family Centre, Southwark. 

2005-07 Thinking Skills Trainer / Organizational Consultant PT

2005-07 Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, PT

1996-2005 Headteacher St Paul’s CE Primary School, Salford, FT

1993-96 Deputy Head, Furness Vale Primary School, Derbyshire, FT

1992-93 Class Teacher, St George’s CE Primary, New Mills, Derbyshire, FT

1989-92 Class Teacher, Bradley Green Primary School, Tameside, FT

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Online & Distance Education, The Open University

20032004

School Leadership, PhD, University of Liverpool

20002004

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Manchester

19981999

Educational Management, MA, The Open University

19921996

Theology & Religious Studies, BA, University of Manchester

19851988