Senior Lecturer PGCE Design & Technology : Food
Institute of Education
Secondary and Post Compulsory Education
tel: 01905 855244
Sue joined the University of Worcester as an associate lecturer in 2018, whilst continuing to teach in a secondary school, mentoring PGCE trainees and supporting NQTs. Moving into a career in ITTE, she then joined as a full-time senior lecturer and subject lead for Design & Technology in 2019. Her experience includes middle management roles in a range of secondary schools, leading and developing Food Preparation & Nutrition and teaching both Food and Textiles.
Sue left the catering industry to retrain as a Food Technology teacher completed her B.Ed. (hons) degree at the University of Worcester in 1991. Since 1995 she has spent time teaching her subject in a range of secondary schools in the UK and New Zealand.
Sue is passionate in how children are taught the importance of well-being, health and healthy eating and how this is delivered within schools. Developing pupils’ knowledge of a good diet and useful practical food skills is extremely important to her. Sue is committed to supporting trainee teachers in becoming reflective practitioners who can have a positive impact on students.
In 2016, Sue established a ‘Food Cluster Group’ to help support Food teachers all over Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire, in planning for and moderating the Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE. This networking group continues to be extremely successful, supporting teachers both professional and personally. The group provides the opportunity to collaborate closely with many subject mentors in partnership schools across the Midlands.
- Bachelor of Education (Hons) Home Economics and Design & Technology: July 1995 (University of Worcester)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – University of Worcester: July 2021
- Fellowship of the HEA: July 2021
Learn Upon Training completed
- Safer Recruitment
- Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
- Safeguarding Essentials
Teaching & Research
- Design and Technology Education
- Professional Studies tutor
- Food Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course
- Cross-curricular teaching
- Transition from primary to secondary education
- Developing behaviour for learning
- The benefits of cross-curricular teaching
- Student collaboration
- DATA - Design & Technology Association
- The Chartered College of Teaching
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
#UWPGCEC -The PGCE Secondary Education Magazine – Commonwealth Edition (July 2022)
UW SOURCE – The PGCE Secondary Education Magazine – Sustainability Edition (July 2023)
Delivered a presentation exploring assessment theory and practice, titled “Top ten tips for food teachers on formative assessment” organised by the Food Teachers Centre (July 2023)
In 2016 Sue established and developed a Worcestershire Food teachers’ network and cluster group that continues to support food teachers across the region.