John Parkin

Senior Lecturer Practitioner, Primary Education

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Education and Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

John has expertise in primary education, especially in the Early Years Foundation Stage. John has experience of teaching and leading in primary schools.

john.parkin@anglia.ac.uk

Background

John is an experienced primary teacher and school leader who has been working in education for over 15 years. He has taught across a range of different primary year groups, but most of his experience has been teaching Reception-age children. John has taught in range of schools both in the UK and in Egypt.

In addition to a breadth of teaching expertise, he is an experienced school leader and was the Assistant Head Teacher of an outstanding infant school in Surrey. As a school leader, John has experience of developing an innovative curriculum, supporting the professional development of primary staff and being a Designated Safeguarding Lead. He has also led computing, sports, science and global links in schools.

In addition to working at Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer, John works as a primary school teacher in a Cambridgeshire primary school where he leads computing across the school.

Teaching

  • BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (Perspectives on the Child 1, Subject Knowledge for Teaching English / Maths 1 and Subject Knowledge for Teaching Science / Technology 2.)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Genetics, Newcastle University
  • PGCE Primary Education, Urban Learning Foundation
  • MA New Literacies, University of Sheffield