Tracey Kilcoyne
Senior Lecturer (Primary)
School of Teacher Development

Tracey joined Bishop Grosseteste University in September 2017 following 16 years working in Nottinghamshire schools as an Assistant Head Teacher, SENCO, Behaviour lead teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Her ITT was completed at York St. John’s University and she started her teaching career in North East Lincolnshire. She has experience of school leadership within Community junior and infant schools and Church of England primary schools. She completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship(NPQH) in 2012. During her time in Nottinghamshire Tracey worked alongside the Nurture Group Network to support the delivery of Boxall Nurture training to school staff. She was seconded to the DfE Achievement for All pilot project in 2010 as an AfA Coach supporting teachers across the county to improve outcomes for pupils with SEND. In 2012 she gained Specialist Dyslexia Teacher status and worked as a Reading Recovery Teacher.

Alongside her specialism in SEND she has been an RE Subject lead within both community and Church of England primary schools and achieved the National Society’s Bishop’s Certificate in Church of England School Leadership in 2014.

Teaching

Tracey primarily teaches on the undergraduate programmes with a focus on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NA-SENCO).

Research

Tracey successfully completed an MA in Inclusive Education in 2010 at Nottingham Trent University. Her research interests are in the field of SEND and most recently into the perceptions of Nurture as a provision for pupils with additional needs.