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Tim Saunders

Lecturer in CEC (RE)

Primary & Childhood Education

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Department: Primary & Childhood Education

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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

Research Interests

  • Transformative Teacher Training
    • Developing a personal coaching philosophy: PCP
    • Developing a personal teaching philosophy: PTP
    • Developing a personal leadership philosophy: PLP
    • Developing a personal planetary philosophy: PPP
  • Spiritually Sustainable Schools project – integrating models of religion and worldviews education for spiritual development and sustainable development
  • P4C (Philosophy for Children)
  • Integrative metatheory and metapraxis in relation to 
    • Educational Leadership and Management (ELM)
    • Religion and Worldviews Education (RE)
    • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Models of Educational Leadership and Management
  • Competences in Education for Sustainable Development 
  • Inner Development Goals for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Models of the University & Philosophy of Higher Education
  • Metamodernism


  • BA (Hons) Teaching, Learning & Child Development
  • BA QTS Primary Education
  • PGCE Primary Education
  • PGCTHE: Personal and Academic Tutor