New appointments in the Teacher Training Team at LJMU

Dr Elizabeth Malone has been appointed as the new Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education Programmes at LJMU.

Elizabeth has been responsible for the primary postgraduate course for four years but will now take on responsibility for all the primary teacher training provision at LJMU, which was recently rated as Outstanding by OFSTED. Elizabeth has particular interests in teachers’ mental health and well-being and in primary modern languages, particularly the development of intercultural understanding, which was the focus of her doctorate.

Sarah Hindhaugh has been appointed as the programme leader for LJMU’s over-subscribed undergraduate degree programme in primary education with qualified teacher status. Sarah is a specialist in primary mathematics and co-author of How Big is a Big Number?

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Primary School, which was published in 2018? Her background is in music education, which she continues to teach, alongside mathematics. Gina Gretton joins the LJMU Primary Team following a successful career in primary schools and as a literacy consultant in Wirral. Gina is an English specialist, passionate about helping student teachers master the skills required to develop early reading skills and reading for pleasure.

Victoria Brennan joins the LJMU Primary Team with a specialism in science teaching, which is the focus for her doctoral studies.

Victoria has taught in both primary and secondary settings as well as working with LJMU’s outreach team on the chemistry for all project. She is also featured in the Channel 4 documentary the £1 house.

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