Kaytie Holdstock

Kaytie Holdstock

Primary Education Lecturer

Institute of Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: k.holdstock@worc.ac.uk

Kaytie Holdstock has 18 years experience working as a primary school teacher and has a passion for promoting creativity in the classroom. Throughout her career, she has worked with children across the primary age range and held many in-school roles including Deputy Head teacher. Kaytie was awarded Advanced Skills Teacher status which gave her the opportunity to support other schools in developing engaging, creative and inspiring content for their own pupils. She later became a Teacher advisor for Worcestershire Local Authority specialising in The Arts.  

Kaytie is the author of the platform “The Technicolour Teacher,” a website and social media presence that seeks to share creative a fun classroom ideas to support Primary School Teachers.

Kaytie is passionate about raising the profile of art within the Primary Classroom and is the author of “Teaching a Diverse Primary Art Curriculum” published by Bloomsbury Education.

Kaytie is the course leader for the BA (Hons) Teaching in Primary Education (QTS) Top Up course, supporting school colleagues both working and volunteering in Primary Schools to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.


  • Bachelor of Education (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2023

Learn Upon Training completed

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

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Kaytie is the Primary lead for both Art and the Foundation Subjects.

Research Interests

An exploration of Initial Teacher Training students’ confidence in their art-ability and their perceptions of teaching the primary art and design curriculum.

Professional Bodies

  • National Society for the Education of Art and Design (NSEAD)
  • Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA)
  • Access Art


Teaching a Diverse Primary Art Curriculum, Bloomsbury. Spring 2024

External Roles

  • Consultant for Access Art
  • Founding member of WRAPT – Worcester Region Art Party for Teachers.