School:Education and Social Care
Location: Peterborough (Guild House)
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Tara has worked in education for twenty-three years and has been recognised for her excellent classroom practice in primary schools and University.
Tara started her career as a teacher in a large primary school in Cambridgeshire where she had cross-phase teaching experiences from Nursery to Year 6. She quickly moved into a Senior Manager role where she led in in CPD, English, well-being and school improvement. In 2009 Tara gained her National Professional Qualification for Headship and has worked in Higher Education for the last 10 years. Having taught on the PGCE and BA Education Studies, she became Course Leader for the BA Early Childhood Studies. In recent years, Tara has been part of the team that created, implemented and developed the highly successful BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies course. Currently, Tara teaches on the PGCert Learning and Teaching (HE) and is Course Leader for the BA Primary Education Studies accelerated course in Peterborough.
Tara’s research interests link closely to her work in primary schools and on the courses she teaches on. She has had vast experience of teaching these areas in primary schools and University.