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Andy Plant

Senior Lecturer In Primary Education: PE and Science

Institute of Education

Contact Details

email: a.plant@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855473

He first joined the University of Worcester from an Advisory role with Hereford and Worcester Education Authority, where he worked with primary and secondary schools across both counties. He originally was a member of the then, School of PE and Sports Science, lecturing on a variety of modules mostly in Physical Education and Coaching. He then moved across to the Institute of Education, to work in Initial Teacher Education, focusing on the areas where he trained and taught in schools namely, physical education and science. He has taught in a number of schools and undertaken a number of roles across both primary and secondary age groups, including the role of Head of faculty in a large Secondary School and as a deputy Head Teacher in a Middle School.

Since joining the Institute of Education he has become more involved and interested in the development of Primary Science teaching, he enjoys working with the Post Graduate and undergraduate Teacher Training Students. he now shares the responsibility for leading Primary Science for our post graduate and undergraduate programmes.

Qualifications
PGCE
BSc (Hons)

Current roles
Primary Coordinator of the Assessment Only Route and Subject Leader for Primary Science

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Physical Education 3-11

Primary Science Teacher Training

Behaviour Management

Work-based Learning

Research Interests

The use of ICT and video imaging to enhance performance in PE.

Raising the confidence of trainee teachers in the teaching of science.

The impact of the environment on behaviour.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Association of Science Education

Association for Physical Education

Publications

Publications

Physical education Safety in school, Hereford and Worcester LEA

Sports teacher Gymnastics Units of work

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner for Bromley Schools Colegiate - SCITT

Primary and Secondary OFSTED inspector 2000-2005

National Trainer Youth Sport Trust - 2000-2005