Mr Andy Hutchinson

Senior Lecturer Primary Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 322849 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Primary Education


During his time at the University of Wolverhampton Andrew has been deployed in a number of roles. His responsibilities have included the following:

  • Co-ordination of the Primary Learning Network, a networked learning community of 12 primary schools working collaboratively on ICT and pedagogical related issue
  • The role of Leading Teacher on the Sandwell LA, “Teacher of the Future” Project
  • Learning Technologies Advisory Teacher to schools throughout the Black Country and wider region
  • Manager of the Black Country Challenge Primary Teaching and Learning Team
  • Project manager for national and international educational research projects
  • Senior Lecturer in Education with responsibility for  teaching on post graduate and undergraduate routes into primary teaching
  • Cluster leader for Primary Mathematics within the Institute of Education -leading the development of specialist mathematics routes in primary ITT at the University of Wolverhampton.
  • Lead Tutor – Primary PGCE and Primary PGCE with Mathematics Specialism 

Prior to working at the University of Wolverhampton, Andrew developed his leadership, teaching and subject management skills whilst teaching in schools in Solihull and Shropshire LEAs for a total of thirteen years. He co-ordinated a range of core and foundation subjects, including ICT, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Humanities and PE, as well as taking a lead role in a variety of areas including Assessment and Record Keeping, Performance Management, mentoring of staff,  Health and Safety and the Schools for Health initiative. He gained senior management experience in a number of his posts and has taken part in a wide range of high profile educational initiatives.

A further ten years of University led work has focused on school improvement, the development of Teaching and Learning, using ICT effectively and maximising outcomes in Mathematics. Andrew has great experience in bringing about positive change within schools and for individual teachers. He has wide experience in mentoring teachers and trainees, leading CPD sessions, staff meetings and professional development days where, by working collaboratively with colleagues, he has helped raise overall standards in the teaching and learning. Andrew believes in a supportive, sensitive and individual approach to teacher training and development.

Andrew has led workshops and spoken at many high profile events in the United Kingdom and abroad. These include presentations at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, National College for School Leadership, the BETT Show, the ITIE Promethean International Symposium and the MLearn Conference. He also contributed to the Primary Strategy Support materials as well as a range of other written and media publications.

Research interests

  • Pupil voice as a tool for school improvement.
  • Effective use of interactive technologies
  • Application of technologies within Mathematics
  • Comparative Education - Mathematics


  • B.Ed (Honours) (1993)
  • MA (Education) completed Spring 2014
  • Prince 2



Chapters in Books

  • Hutchinson, A. (2005) Control Technology Case Study. in ICT in the Foundation Subjects: Design Technology. DATA. Chapter 8
  • Bannister, D. Hutchinson, A  and Sargeant, H. (2010) Effective Implementation of Learner Response Systems: Moving Beyond the Right Response. in Interactive Whiteboards for Education (ed. Thomas, M and Schmid, E). London: Sage Publications , pp. 31-60.


Conference Presentations

  • Shropshire ICT School Governor Training (Primary and Secondary) (2004) – Idsall Secondary School and Sports College  
  • National Design Technology Advisory Conference – Enginuity, Coalbrookedale, Shropshire (2004). Contributed display of work and planning materials.
  • Teacher Learner Network, Prague (2005) – The Development of IWB Use through the Networked Learning Communities Programme
  • Promethean International Research Conference, Wolverhampton (2005) – Speaker / Presenter
  • Networked Learning Communities Annual Conference, Birmingham. (2005) Presenter.
  • Joint Closure Day, Black Country – ICT Conference (secondary) (2005) - Presenter
  • Shropshire Interactive Whiteboards Development Day (2006) Keynote Speaker – Telford Campus. University of Wolverhampton
  • Newham ICT Co-ordinators Conference (2006) – Speaker
  • SSAT – Developing Future Leaders Programme – ICT Event (2006)
  • QCA – Midlands Event – Walsall Campus, University of Wolverhampton – Teacher of the Future (2006)
  • Promethean International Research Conference, Windsor (2006) – Speaker / Presenter
  • QCA Southern Annual Conference, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London (2007) Speaker / Presenter
  • ITIE Conference – Interactive Teaching in Education, London 2007 – Speaker
  • Handheld Learning Conference – October, London 2007 – Speaker
  • MLearn 2008 National Conference – Mobile Learning – Telford (2008) – Speaker / Presenter
  • BETT O8 – Educational Technology Show – Olympia , London (2008) Presenter / Speaker
  • ICTAC –ICT Across the Curriculum – Wolverhampton, (2008)
  • Regional Conference - Regional interdisciplinary Curriculum Innovation Beyond Subject Teaching – SSAT, Telford 2008 – Speaker
  • ITIE Conference – Interactive Technology in Education – London (2008) Speaker / Presenter
  • University of Wolverhampton – Blended Unit Opening Conference (2009) Speaker / Presenter
  • CILT Adult Education Annual Conference – London 2009 Workshop Leader
  • Black Country AST Conference 2009 – Speaker
  • ITP (Improving Teacher Programme) / OTP (Outstanding Teacher Programme) (2009 -  Completed as an observer)
  • Black Country Challenge Education Show – Speaker 2010

Previous professional experience

  • September 1993  - August 1996  St. Anthony’s R.C. Primary School, Kingshurst, Solihull. Class Teacher (Science, Geography, Heath Education Coordinator)
  • September 1996 – August 2000  John Wilkinson Primary School, Broseley, Shropshire. (ICT, Science, Outdoor Education Co ordinator)
  • September 2000 – August 2005  St Mary’s C.E. Primary School, Albrighton, Wolverhampton. (KS2, ICT, D&T, Assessment & Record Keeping and Educational Visits Co-ordinator) Senior Management Team
  • September 2005–2011– Learning Technologies Team Consultant and Primary Advisory Teacher, Midlands Leadership Centre, Education Partnerships, University of Wolverhampton.

Further information

  • Community Governor – Moorfield Primary School, Newport, Shropshire (Current)
  • Parent Governor – Church Aston Infants School, Church Aston, Shropshire (Previous
  • West Midlands Training Team – Espresso Education and Channel 4 Clip Bank (Primary and Secondary Sectors)
  • Accredited Trainer – 2Simple Software (Primary Sector)
  • Accredited Trainer – Lighthouse Education (Games Technology)
  • Lead Trainer – Promethean Technologies (Fantastict Ltd)