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Katie Smith

SL Post Graduate Early Years Education

Early Years Education

Katie Smith

Department: Early Years Education

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My career in education began as a class teacher for eighteen years specifically teaching the 3 – 7 age range. My positions of responsibility included geography and mathematics subject lead, being part of the senior leadership team, a local authority key stage one moderator and a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE). 

I am currently a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education as a member of the Primary Early Years Department working on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

I have recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Higher Education to become a member of the FHEA and I am currently completing a Masters in Educational Practice in Mathematics. 

Research Interests

My current research interests include early years mathematical pedagogy and primary science. 


My current teaching role involves teaching on the BA (hons) Primary Early Years with QTS undergraduates and the  Primary Early Years Post Graduate QTS courses.

My responsibilities include module lead, placement lead and subject lead.