John Paramore
Senior Lecturer in Primary
School of Teacher Development

Senior Lecturer in Primary

After leaving British Telecom in 1984, John taught in primary schools for 18 years firstly in Birmingham and then Sheffield. In school he has led mathematics, geography and music and has taught from FS through to KS3.  From 2001 – 2010 he co-ran a gifted and talented Maths Challenge Centre in Sheffield, taught music and worked as a tutor on Early Years courses for the Open University. He moved to work in university-based teacher education full-time in 2006 at Nottingham Trent University where he was a Programme Manager and Partnerships Manager in Primary Education. From there he moved to Leeds Trinity University and on to Bishop Grosseteste in August 2015.


John teaches on humanities and professional studies modules on PGCE and undergraduate primary education courses.


John’s current doctoral research is a phenomenological study of student teachers’ experience of being assessed in their academic work.


Paramore, J. (2011) Data and Dialogue in Primary Schools. Teaching Statistics Volume 33, Issue 3, pages 71–75, Autumn 2011