Louise Whitfield

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Qualifications: BA (Hons) History, PGCE, PCAP, SFHEA

I have taught in primary schools across three different local authorities, holding roles including Early Years Leader and SEN Governor. I have also been subject leader for History and Art. I have worked in a number of different contexts from a small village school to a large primary school with attached nursery and resourced provision. I gained my MLDP (Middle Leadership) qualification whilst working in West Sussex, focusing on a project to raise boys’ writing levels in schools. 

I began working as a Lecturer in Primary Education at York St John University in September 2015. I have successfully completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since September 2016, I have been NQT Lead, ensuring that the transition between being a trainee to a qualified teacher runs smoothly. I teach across all year groups on the undergraduate Primary Education programme. I am also an Academic Tutor and Link Tutor. In 2019 I was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Further Information


I lead modules focusing on the Early Years Foundation Stage and Additional Educational Needs (AEN). I also teach on the following modules: 2nd and 3rd year professional studies, thematic learning, wider curriculum (specifically teaching PSHE), and 3rd year Humanities Subject Specialism.


I am currently studying for a Professional Doctorate Education (EdD) here at York St John University.


Day, R. & Whitfield, L. (2019), ‘Developing new approaches for recruitment and interview into ITE and support post-ITE’ UCET conference, Stratford upon Avon

Price, H. & Whitfield, L. (2019) 'The expectations of NQTs in subject leadership roles and how well university prepares them' TEAN Conference, Birmingham

Whitfield, L. (2018) 'Moving beyond the 'Initial' in Initial Teacher Education: The Role of ITE in supporting and developming new teachers'. TEAN Conference, Birmingham.  


Whitfield, L. (2019) 'Moving beyond the 'Initial' in Initial Teacher Education: the role of ITE providers in supporting and developing new teachers', TEAN journal, 11(3), pp15-24. 

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