Kate Davies

 

Name: Kate Davies
Department: Professional Learning
Current position: Lecturer
Email: daviesk@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography:

Kate is currently a lecturer for the Postgraduate Certificate in SpLD (Dyslexia) and the Postgraduate Certificate Education (Dyscalculia). This role includes teaching on the courses and developing the modules. The Dyscalculia course is the first course in the UK to be accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Teacher Status (ATS). She was the first person to deliver this course.
Kate started her career as an offender learning teacher and then worked in special education in various colleges and adult community education. She became a specialist dyslexia teacher and worked in further education assessing and supporting individuals for dyslexia. She was a consultant for the skills for life (Department of Education and Employment). She delivered sessions to teachers on supporting dyslexic learners. Kate ran her own business as a specialist support teacher and assessor providing support to children with dyslexia in primary and secondary schools and adults in higher education. She still assesses primary, secondary and adults for dyslexia. Kate is a committee member for the Wirral dyslexia association were she frequently delivers free awareness courses to parents, teachers and teaching assistants.

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons)
  • PGCE in SpLD
  • PGDip in SpLD
  • PATOSS practicing certificate
  • Associate Member British Dyslexia Association
  • PGCert Teaching in Further and Higher Education
  • MA Special Educational Needs

Achievements:

  • Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association
  • PATOSS practicing certificate

Research:

1. Research interests
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia in offender learning

2. Research Group(s)
Kate is part of a team in researching an innovative way to use current technology in teaching and learning in higher education.

Knowledge, transfer and enterprise:

  • Dyscalculia in Higher Education, Loughborough University. April 2017
  • Supporting the Transition to Inclusivity in Higher Education using Multisensory Teaching. BDA International Conference, Oxford. April 2016
  • Collaboration with British Dyslexia Association on Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

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