Daniel Hughes


Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: daniel.hughes@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542371

Dan is senior lecturer and module leader for PGCE and Undergraduate Primary English at the University of Worcester. He also teaches on the PGCE and Undergraduate Primary PE courses. He also works as a school experience tutor, link tutor and personal academic tutor as part of Primary ITT.

Before joining the University, Dan worked in primary schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. As both subject leader and phase leader, he has led teams and helped develop curriculum initiatives. As well as this, he recently set up an educational training business, supporting schools with the teaching of reading and writing in both key stage 1 and 2 alongside providing some training in local nurseries. He has previously set up a thriving private tutoring business and has also worked as a sport coach in primary schools. He has interests in music, sport and literature and can often be found watching London Irish in Reading as he is a long-time season ticket holder


  • PGCE in Primary Education - University of the West of England (2003)
  • BA (Hons) in Geography and Education - University of the West of England (2002)

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary English
  • Phonics
  • Teaching reading and writing in the primary classroom
  • PE
  • Creativity
  • Outdoor Education

Research Interests

  • Social justice
  • Inclusive practice
  • Effective writing pedagogy
  • Using the outdoor environment to enhance the teaching of English
  • The impact of phonics on reading progress
  • Creative writing


Magazine articles

Hughes, D. (2018) 'Plan for Evidence by Generating Fantastic Writing Opportunities, Teach Primary, Issue 12.6, pp. 80-81  Available at Teachwire.net https://www.teachwire.net/news/plan-for-evidence-by-generating-fantastic-writing-opportunities

Hughes, D. (2018) 'Sir, did you write this?', Teach Primary, Issue 12.2, pp. 100-102.Available at Teachwire.net Struggling to Find a Model Text for Teaching, Reading and Writing?