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Ms Diana Ramsay

School: Education

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Primary Teaching Education

Email: D.Ramsay@kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Diana began her teaching career in a secondary school, teaching RE and Law and Civics. She then moved into primary teaching, working in the London boroughs of Harrow, Ealing and Hounslow. As a primary class teacher she had various roles as head of IT, Literacy, KS 2, and acting Deputy Head. She also worked as a teacher on the Language teams in Harrow and Hounslow. In this role, she worked throughout the Primary sector, including working with teachers in a Nursery setting to set up a Language project for EAL learners.

In 1994, while continuing to work in school as a Music curriculum advisory teacher for Hounslow, Diana started working for the University of Roehampton as a visiting lecturer. Working part-time in the classroom as a class teacher, and part-time at the university, she supervised trainees in school and taught on university courses. In 2008, she took a permanent role, leading Teaching and Learning on the PGCE Primary programme and leading the Y2 module on the BA Primary programme. She also worked on the Mentor Training team to develop partnership in school. In 2011, working with a colleague, she developed successful modules on the MA Education programme in: Teaching and Learning, Behaviour for Learning and Assessment and Learning.

Diana is delighted to be currently working at Kingston University as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. She works in Professional Studies and Pedagogy on both PGCE Primary and BA Hons programmes. She is also very much involved in mentor training. Working with a colleague she develops and delivers a range of mentor training to meet the needs of the university and partnership schools.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Teaching Fellowship, , HEA (Higher Education Authority)
  • MA, Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck, London University
  • BEd(Hons), Education, Homerton/Newnham, Cambridge University

Research interests

Developing pedagogy in teacher education; working with EAL learners; inclusion and diversity