Stephen Smith

Academic Staff

Head of Partnerships

Stephen joined BGU in September 2015 from the University of Northampton where he previously worked for six years in a number of roles including Programme Leader for Secondary PGCE, Programme Leader for Primary and Secondary Professional Studies, and as Head of Partnerships. During his time in Northampton he also taught on a number of primary and secondary programmes, postgraduate and undergraduate course – principally in the areas of Professional Studies and History.

Stephen has worked as an External Examiner for a large training provider in Essex and for the University of Derby on their Assessment Only programme. Much of his work has been directly involved with schools and he has been on the Executive Boards and steering groups of a number of Teaching School Alliances in the East Midlands and is currently taking on similar roles in schools in the Lincolnshire region.


Stephen’s, research for his MEd has been focused on the area of developing teacher identity, particularly in the role played by the Teacher Standards in this development. His main research interests lie in the area of ‘teacher identity’, particularly regarding trainee and emerging teachers.

Articles by Stephen Smith

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