Dr 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’s doctoral thesis ‘Primary education students’ experience of being assessed’ is an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of how trainee teachers experience assessment in the context of their wider lives.


Professional Studies (Primary PGCE)

Geography (PGCE and BA (Hons) Primary Education)

BA (Hons) Geography

Mathematics (Primary PGCE)

Music (PGCE and BA (Hons) Primary Education)


Paramore, J. (2017). Questioning to stimulate dialogue. In R. Paige, S. Lambert and B. Geeson (Eds.), Building Skills for Effective Primary Teaching (pp. 125-140). London: Learning Matters.

Puttick, S., Paramore, J. and Gee, N. (2017). A critical analysis of what ‘geography’ means to primary trainee teachers in England, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, DOI.10.1080/10382046.2017.1321304

Paramore, J. (2011). Data and Dialogue in Primary School in Teaching Statistics, 33 (3), pp. 71–75.