Amanda Nuttall

Amanda Nuttall

Associate Principal Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 283 7100 ext.530
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Education/Academic qualification

  • PGCE

  • Bachelor of Science


Amanda is an Associate Principal Lecturer in Primary Education (Professional Studies).  Having undertaken a degree in Psychology, she has also completed a Primary PGCE.  She is currently studying for a Masters of Arts in Achievement in City Schools which is due to be completed in April 2016 and she has recently been awarded a Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship.

Before joining Leeds Trinity University Amanda worked in a variety of educational settings carrying out a wide range of roles and responsibilities. She worked as a Teacher and Key Stage 2 leader. This role required Amanda to be a class teacher and a member of the leadership team for assessment in Key Stage 2 and English. She was then a SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) Lead teacher where she was responsible for SEAL teacher training and curriculum development in Leeds for primary schools.  She has also been an Independent literacy consultant where she taught teacher training on development approaches to reading in Key Stage 2 and using picture books as a tool for developing reading comprehension.

Amanda joined Leeds Trinity University in 2013 where she became a teacher of Primary Education Later Years English, PGCE Primary English, Primary Education Diversity and PELTA. She also became a link tutor and progress tutor. 

Research interests

Amanda has a specific interest and expertise in Key Stage 2 English, Poverty and education/social justice and practitioner enquiry. Her research areas are the same as here interests and expertise.

She is currently involved in a research/consultancy project on poverty and education and can be consulted by external organisations and professionals about Key Stage 2 English and Poverty and education/social justice.

She has presented a number of conference and professional presentations. These presentations include:

  • Poster presentation on school achievement and disaffected boys: the ‘unconvinced’ pupils hidden by a focus on school results at Leeds Trinity University Research Day in June 2014

  • Teachers’ voice on disengaged boys: the role of one teacher researcher in an English Primary school at the AARE/NZARE conference in Brisbane, Australia on 1st December 2014.

  • Teachers’ constructions of poverty: their research evidence at the BERA annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 16th September 2015.  

Teaching and Administration

Amanda teaches a wide range of modules across different education courses here at Leeds Trinity. She teaches on both undergraduate and PGCE courses. She teaches on the English part of the following modules:

  • Primary Education Later Years Level 4 English, Maths and ICT

  • Primary Education Later Years Level 4 English, Maths and Science

  • Primary Education Later Years Level 5 English, Maths and Science with DT

  • Primary Education Later Years Level 6 English, Maths and Science

  • Primary Education Early Years Level 6 English and Linguistic Diversity

  • PGCE 5-11 English