Roy Broadfield

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542265

Since 2005, Roy has worked as a parental engagement consultant, helping schools to raise attainment for pupils through effectively engaging parents in home learning.  He has been parental engagement advisor in 17 education authorities and continues to support schools and universities in this field.

Roy was commissioned to work with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in 2021 and delivers CPD to schools nationally on the Mastering Number programme.


  • B.Ed (Hons) in Primary Education
  • PG Cert Ed – Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST)

Teaching and Research

Teaching Interests

Roy teaches mathematics to both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in ITT. He also has an interest and teaching experience in:

  • PSHE and wellbeing.
  • Learning outdoors.
  • Non-core subjects and science.

Research Interests

  • The impact that effective parental engagement can have on pupil achievement.
  • Pedagogical approaches that support children to be confident learners in maths and enjoy the subject.
  • PSHE and wellbeing.

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • DfE:  Specialist Leader in Education (SLE)
  • PSHE Association Member


Citations of Practice in Published Research and Educational Press:

Association of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Services (2020)  Roy Broadfield ‘Parental Engagement, home learning and educating in an unprecedented landscape…’  Available at: (Accessed 21st May 2021)

Early Years Educator (2017) No child should feel that they are being left behind. Available at: (Accessed 20th May 2021).

Education Endowment Foundation. (2019) How Can Schools Support Parents’ Engagement in their Children’s Learning? Evidence from Research and Practice. Available at: (Accessed 21st may 2021)

Estyn (2020) Community schools: families and communities at the heart of school life. Available at:   (Accessed 20th May 2021)

Training and Development Agency for Schools (2006) Case Study: Parenting at Tidemill School.  Available at (Accessed 21st May 2021)


External Roles

  • Primary National Consultant –‘ Impact in Learning’ Parental Engagement Programme.
  • Specialist Leader in Education – Ryders Hayes Teaching School.
  • School Governor – Ryders Hayes Academy, Walsall.