Andrew Taylor

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Senior Lecturer Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: Andrew.taylor@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542150

Andy is a senior lecturer in primary education and teaches on both the PGCE and BA Primary Initial Teacher Education courses. Mainly teaching on Professional Practice modules he also leads the Developing Teacher module on the PGCE course which supports trainees in developing their knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to develop into an effective teacher. Alongside this Andy teaches PE to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students as part of their teacher training.  He also leads the behaviour management provision in the primary department and has enjoyed developing the provision for this since taking on the role.

Previous to starting at the University of Worcester Andrew had taught in schools in Gloucestershire for the past 16 years as a class teacher, assistant head and Deputy head teacher. Over his time in schools Andrew has honed his coaching and mentoring skills to support NQTs and trainee teachers in building their strengths to be the best teachers they can be.

He joined the university in 2018 to pursue his passion for supporting trainee teachers and NQTs and works as part of the staff team developing the support and provision for the Early Career Teacher Community.

Qualifications

  • BA Education Studies
  • PGCE (QTS)
  • MEd Inclusive Education
  • Fellowship of the HEA

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Inclusion and SEND
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Professional Practice
  • PE

Research Interests

  • Inclusion and SEND – building inclusive communities in school
  • Behaviour support
  • Early Career Teachers

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Publications

Pearson - Bug Club Comprehension: Teaching session support cards – guiding teachers through activities and questions related to texts. Workbook materials for pupils to complete in response to texts, including: vocabulary, comprehension questions and a follow up written task. ISBN 9781292224022

Pearson – Phonics Bug videos: Scripts for Phonics Bug videos that introduce phonemes and spelling concepts to children.

Chartered College – a series of articles to support trainees in securing their first post

https://earlycareer.chartered.college/looking-for-a-job/

https://earlycareer.chartered.college/applying-for-a-job/

https://earlycareer.chartered.college/interviewing-for-a-job/

A webinar to support trainees and ECTs in meeting the needs of individual pupils

https://my.chartered.college/2021/09/meeting-individual-needs-of-students-andy-taylor-mrts_nqts/

 

Taylor, A (2019) ‘Parting Words of Advice Written by Teachers for Teachers’ in Mullin, S (Ed) What they didn’t teach me on my PGCE Canada: Word and Deed

Taylor, A (2021) ‘Finding the right school for you’ in Mullin, S (Ed) Chronicles from the classroom Canada: Word and Deed

Currently writing a book to support Early Career Teachers – Due to be published Sept 2022

External Roles

  • Primary Consultant for Pearson UK
  • Working with DfE to develop their online recruitment platform
  • Tweets as @MrTs_NQTs