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 also works as a school experience and PRISS tutor as part of Primary ITT and teaches on the Professional Studies module. As well as this Kate is a PPP tutor on the PGCE course.

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, curriculum and music. As a Deputy Head for the last 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

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary English undergraduate modules and PGCE
  • Professional Studies
  • Teaching reading and writing in the primary classroom
  • Approaches to reading comprehension
  • Grammar in context

Research Interests

  • Effective reading comprehension pedagogy
  • Supporting and empowering NQTs
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Assessment for Learning/marking and feedback