Susan Shaw

Name: Susan Shaw
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: PGCE Primary Programmes Leader
Email: shaws@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography

  • 2013 – present PGCE Primary Programmes Leader and Primary School Direct Programme Leader
  • 2010-2013 Principal Lecturer, University of Cumbria, Programme Leader 4yr BA/BSc QTS degree, BA Primary with SEN QTS
  • 2007-2010 Senior Lecturer ,University of Cumbria, lead of Education Studies & PSHE 3 yr degree, 4 yr degree and Flex.Mod.
  • 2006-2007 P/T Course Leader International BMS Foundation Course
  • 2001 – 2007 Studying
  • 1998 -2001 Headteacher Ribchester CE Primary
  • 1988 -1998 Deputy headteacher Garstang St Thomas’ CE Primary
  • 1981 – 1988 Primary Schools: Derbyshire, Calderdale

Qualifications

  • 1981   B.Ed. Nottingham University
  • 1993   Advanced Certificate in Education (Management) Edge Hill
  • 1999   NPQH National Professional Qualification for Headship
  • 2004   B.A. (Hons) Business Management & IT (1st class)) Lancaster University
  • 2007   M.A. Education Studies Lancaster University
  • 2009   PgCLTHE, University of Cumbria,
  • 2009   Fellow of HEA
  • 2013   PhD ongoing

Research

Susan’s overarching areas of research for her PhD are: i) a variety of research involving School Direct and school-based Initial Teacher Education ii) the professional staff of a primary school becoming a community of researchers.

  • 2004   Role of School Governor: A Management Perspective
  • 2008   Exploring images of ‘inclusion’ held by trainee teachers in HEI/School partnership programmes.
  • 2009   PgCLTHE –Students’ engagement with academic reading
  • 2013   Integrative strategies for school based teacher educators: staff perspective
  • 2014   Book chapter, History of Education
  • 2016  The proposed Education White Paper reforms (2016) – implications for the nature if Teacher Education in England
  • 2017   Updated chapter: History of Education
  • 2017/18 An examination of University and School Direct Partnerships: can Activity Theory analysis help to promote change (under review)

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

Conferences

  • 2008   ESCalate publication and conference – joint paper – “Tell us what to do and how to do it”
  • 2008   BERA conference – Exploring images of ‘inclusion’ held by trainee teachers in HEI/School partnership programmes.
  • 2009   ESCalate – joint presentation – student assessment
  • 2010   Whitehall Public Policy Exchange Symposium, Working Towards a new Primary  Curriculum – keynote speaker
  • 2011   UCET workshop on 2yr degrees
  • 2016   TEAN – Activity Theory to promote change in School Direct partnerships
  • 2017   ACRE – An examination of University and School Direct Partnerships: can Activity Theory analysis help to promote change?

External positions

  • 2010 Plymouth University Periodic Review
  • 2010-12 External Examiner University of Strathclyde
  • 2010 – 2014 Chief External Examiner University of Plymouth
  • 2013  -2016 External Examiner M.Ed. Stranmillis University
  • 2014, 2017 UEL PGCE Reviews
  • 2014 – ongoing External Examiner PGCE Kingston University
  • 2012 – ongoing School Governor Great Wood, Morecambe
  • 2017 – ongoing External Examiner PGCE Leeds Trinity