Sarah Gabbett

Name: Sarah Gabbett
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Lecturer in Primary Education (Science)
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


  • Lecturer in Primary Education (Primary Science), Edge Hill University, 2016 – present
  • Associate Tutor, Edge Hill University, 2011-2016
  • Primary teacher for booster lessons to Year 5 and 6 children in the subjects of Maths, English and Science, Christ Church Primary School, 2011
  • Primary Behaviour and Attendance Development Officer (Consultant), Wigan Children and Young People’s Services, 2008-2011
  • PSHE&C / Healthy Schools Advisor, Wigan Children and Young People’s Services, 2005-2008
  • Primary Classroom Teacher with shared responsibility for Assistant Head duties and responsibility for co-ordinating Science and PSHE&C and a mentor for trainee teachers. Christ Church Primary School, 2003-2005
  • Primary Classroom Teacher with responsibility for co-ordinating Geography and History, 2001-2003


  • DfES Certification in PSHE, 2004
  • PGCE (QTS) Primary Education, St. Martin’s College Lancaster, 2001
  • BSc (Hons) Biology, Newcastle-upon-Tyne University 1999


  • The link between being/learning in the outdoors and impact on children’s mental health
  • Factors that are preventing many primary schools from delivering quality Science (core subject) education to pupils
  • The link between receiving quality practical Science education in schools and then going on to strive for a career in STEM.

Interests and Achievements

    • The planning and development of outstanding teaching and learning within both teaching degrees and HEFCE degrees
    • Involvement in developing, delivering and assessing progress in engaging new degree modules
    • Inspiring trainee teachers to deliver outstanding practical Science lessons
    • Involvement in creating and delivering excellent PSHE modules with the aim being that teachers then deliver outstanding PSHE lessons in school
    • Being a highly supportive and effective personal tutor
    • Nominated a number of years in a row for the EHU Student-Led Personal Tutor Award