Sharon Lannie

Sharon Lannie

Senior Lecturer in Primary English

Primary Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 544261

Sharon is module leader for PGCE English at the University of Worcester and teaches on all the post-graduate, undergraduate and School Direct English modules. She also supports the development of English in primary schools across the Midlands through leading English CPD, including a termly network meeting for primary and middle school English Subject Leaders in the area. Sharon is also the PGCE Later Years Cohort Leader.

For 20 years, Sharon taught English in primary and middle schools across Worcestershire as well as overseas; she was Head of English in three different schools and worked as a Lead Teacher for English with the Local Authority. She joined the University of Worcester in 2016.


  • MA in Education: University of Worcester 2023
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education: University of Worcester (2018)
  • PGCE in Primary Education: Leicester University (1996)
  • BA Hons degree in English and History of Art: DE Montfort University (1994)

Learn Upon Training completed

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

Teaching & Research

Sharon teaches across all English modules on the undergraduate and post-graduate courses. She leads the Primary PGCE English module which was awarded the ‘Module Excellence Award’ in the Student’s Choice Awards 2019.

Passionate about creative and engaging English teaching, Sharon is CPD lead for English, supporting local schools to develop their own English provision. She also works alongside Cheltenham Festivals with the ‘reading teachers=reading pupils’ event.

Research interests

  • Using a variety of methods to teach comprehension
  • Picture books across all ages
  • Developing children’s vocabulary
  • Improving Reading at KS2
  • Development for Subject Leaders
  • Use of reading /shadowing groups and reading for pleasure
  • Supporting Trainee teachers with dyslexia

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • United Kingdom Literary Association (UKLA)



Horton, S., Beattie, L. and Lannie, S. (2018) Reading at Greater Depth in Key Stage 2. London, Sage/Learning Matters


Lannie, S (2019) Supporting trainee teachers with dyslexia: Exploring the perceptions held by primary teacher trainees regarding the value of intervention. TEAN Conference. Birmingham. May