Cathryn is an Associate Principle Lecturer in the Institute for Childhood and Education. Cathryn completed her degree in Educational Studies with Geography before going on to complete a PGCE in Primary Teaching then a Master of Arts in Education in 2010. Cathryn is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Before joining Leeds Trinity in 2008, Cathryn worked as a lecturer on Initial Teacher Training, Foundation Degrees, Top Up Courses and Education Studies (Early Years) programmes at Bradford College. She has also previously worked as a primary school teacher, with 20 years’ experience. During this time Cathryn was a Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 class teacher as well as being the Geography and History subject lead and library co-ordinator. When Cathryn joined Leeds Trinity University she was originally a lecturer for the Early Years modules within the Foundation Degree.
Teaching and Administration
Cathryn is the programme leader for Professional Practice. Within this programme she teaches the following modules:
Preparing to Teach
Leadership in Multi-agency Environment
Cathryn also teaches the following modules on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course:
Play and the Early Years Environment
Pedagogy, Practice, Assessments and Frameworks
Cathryn has a specific interest and expertise in learning through play, Early Years teaching: Nursery and Reception.
Bachelor of Arts, Lancaster University
PGCE, Lancaster University
Master of Arts, The Open University
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