Sarah joined BGU in September 2015. Her experience is primarily working with children aged between birth and seven years. This experience incorporates working in Lincolnshire and British International Schools for eighteen years and seven years as an Early Years Consultant. Sarah has a range of leadership experience both in the UK and beyond. This includes positions as Head of Infant School in both Dubai and Brussels, and Head of an Infant and Nursery School in Lincoln. For the past eight years, Sarah has also been an active governor in a large primary school.
In these various roles, Sarah has worked closely with staff, governors, students, newly qualified teachers and other agencies in both schools and settings, including Children’s Centres, to provide high quality learning and teaching outcomes. Her work has included leading and supporting a range of training and professional development, which has also been enhanced through close partnership working with other schools, settings, agencies and training providers.
As a Senior Lecturer, Sarah primarily teaches and contributes to the PGCE- Early Years and PGCE- 3 to 7 years programmes. Her particular areas of specialism are Early Years, supporting EAL learners, promoting a creative curriculum and Art.
Sarah’s research is focussed on enabling creativity throughout the curriculum and the importance of understanding and using the characteristics of effective learning in education.