Deborah Langston


Primary Partnership Lead, NQT lead and Principal Lecturer

Primary Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542148

twitter: @debslangston

Deborah is a Principal Lecturer within the School of Education. She is a member of the Primary management team and is also the Primary Partnership Lead which enables her to work closely with school colleagues and the placement team. She has been a module leader for PITE3001 (a third year undergraduate module linked to Values teaching) Deborah has also taught on the PGCE SSR research module where she oversaw students who had chosen SEND as their area of interest. She currently teaches on the third year undergraduate PRiSS research module again overseeing students who are choosing to focus on SEND.

With responsibility for the NQT support team Deborah enjoys close links with former students.

Deborah joined the Institute of Education in September 2015. Prior to that, she worked for 25 years in a wide variety of school settings having taught in a one form entry Primary school with a nursery, a small, rural church school in addition to a large, urban, community Primary school. She was a class-based teaching deputy head teacher for 3 years and a head teacher at a school in Worcestershire for 11 years during which time she also took the roles of SENCo and Safeguarding lead.


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Worcester (2017)
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship, (2002)    
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) University of Worcester (1989)

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Inclusion
  • SEND specifically behaviour management and working memory

Research Interests

  • SEND (with a particular interest in working memory)
  • Behaviour Management
  • The Importance and Impact of Teamwork within the school setting
  • Leadership
  • Teacher Efficacy

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Member of The Chartered College
  • National Primary Teacher Education Council (NAPTEC) committee member


Contributions to books (chapters)

Langston, D. (2019) How do we ensure that our classrooms are truly inclusive? In Carden, C (Ed) (2019) Primary Teaching: Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools Today. (pp.411-423) London: Sage

Conference presentations

Langston, D., (2017) Review of systems and developments to support school based mentors including an exploration of the University of Worcester Mentor Standards. NAPTEC conference, University of Worcester, March.

Langston, D., and Carey-Jenkins, D., (2017) Realising Excellence in Leadership: Transforming teaching and learning in Initial Teacher Education: A Values Based approach. The Higher Education Academy Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Manchester, July.