Kate Morley


Senior Lecturer in Primary Education: English

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: k.morley@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542074

Kate is a senior lecturer, teaching across the postgraduate and undergraduate modules for English at the University of Worcester. She jointly leads English and safeguarding within the Primary Department. Kate also works as a School Experience and Dissertation tutor as part of Primary ITT and is a Personal Academic Tutor for postgraduates.

Before joining the university, Kate taught in primary schools in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset for over 20 years. She held a range of leadership roles including English, assessment, safeguarding and music. As a Deputy Head for 7 years, Kate developed and implemented many whole school initiatives and particularly enjoyed working with new and existing teachers to support and develop their practice.



  • BA (Hons) in English: University of Leeds 1996
  • PGCE in Primary Education: University of Leeds 1997
  • PGCLTHE: University of Worcester 2019
  • Fellow of the HEA

Learn Upon Training completed

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
  • Safeguarding Essentials

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary English undergraduate modules and PGCE (Core and School-Based)
  • Safeguarding
  • Dissertation
  • Teaching reading and writing in the primary classroom
  • Approaches to reading comprehension
  • Spoken Language
  • Grammar in context
  • Formative Assessment

Research Interests

  • Relationships and Learning (MA study)