Lorna Williams

Lorna Williams

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, PGCE Early Years Cohort Lead

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: lorna.williams@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542081

Lorna is PGCE Early Years (3-7) cohort lead and the Early Years subject lead, supporting the development of Early Years in primary initial teacher education at the University of Worcester.

Lorna is module leader for the Year 1 Undergraduate Foundation subjects’ module, Undergraduate and PGCE Primary Design and Technology at the University of Worcester. She also teaches on the PGCE Pedagogy and Professional Practice, Subject Specialism and Research in Early Years as well as the Undergraduate Professional Research in Early Years module.

Lorna has worked in primary schools in Solihull and Worcestershire coordinating the Creative Arts including Design and Technology. She is passionate about developing a creative curriculum that inspires and supports all learners to achieve. Lorna has 17 years’ experience as an Early Years Foundation Stage practitioner, alongside her role as Early Years coordinator and Phase Leader in a Pre-school and Reception setting. During her time as a practitioner, Lorna supported and mentored students from University of Worcester on ITE Graduate and Undergraduate pathways and Early Childhood Degrees. Her role within the School of Education, as a school experience tutor, enables Lorna to support trainees to develop as professionals throughout their placements and into their NQT year.

Qualifications

  • PG Cert in Higher Education : University of Worcester 2019
  • BA (Hons) in Art & Design : University of Worcester 1998

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary Design and Technology 
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Early Years research projects (undergraduate and postgraduate) 
  • The Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Research Interests

  • Bespoke intervention to support Early Years trainee teacher
  • Physical literacy to improve fine motor control in Early Years and KS1 
  • The Broad and Balanced Curriculum
  • Planning inspirational learning environments with children 
  • The power of parents as partners