Staff Profile:Mrs. Rachel Roberts

Mrs Rachel Roberts
Job Title:
Lecturer in Secondary English Education

Institute of Education Responsibilities:

  • Subject Leader in Secondary English ITT
  • Module Leader EDM001 Developing Expertise in Teaching - MA Ed
Areas of Interest:

Expertise and Research Interest:

  • Discourse in Education, particularly in ITT
  • Transition between key stages
  • The use of Media and Moving Image in the classroom
  • Expertise in teaching
  • Observation as part of ITT and CPD in education
  • Teaching of writing at KS2 and 3
  • Mentorship

Masters Level supervision offered in these areas:

Please see areas above.

Current and recent Research Projects:

  • Critical Conversations - Capturing the Impact of Evaluative Language in Mentor Meetings in Initial Teacher Training (EdD Thesis).
  • Emerging models of expert teaching in the era of performance related pay in England: the views of Experienced Head Teachers and Deputies (with Professor Andy Goodwyn).
  • Secondary English teachers' perspective of their subject.
Research groups / Centres:
  • Language and Literacy in Education Research Group - UoR
This staff member does not appear to have any publication data in CentAUR

Rachel has written and delivered numerous training resources and materials for commercial companies, focusing on English and Media/Film.

Forthcoming academic publications include:

  • ‘Should there be a core curriculum for ITE? Five Go on an Epistemological Adventure’ (co-author), forthcoming
  • ‘A “Godlike Science”: English Teaching in Secondary Schools’ in Ontologies of English, University of Cambridge Press, forthcoming

Conference Presentations:

British Association for Applied Linguistics: (De)Constructing Englishes: Exploring the implications of ontologies of the language for learning, teaching, and assessment York St John University, Wed 24th - Fri 26th June 2015. Conference paper: 'A "Godlike Science": English Teaching in Secondary Schools'.

Any Further Information:

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • BERA SiG member: English in Education
  • Member of the National Association of Teachers of English ITE Committee
  • Member of the National Association of Advisors for English

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 2667
+44 (0)118 378 2728

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