Mrs Nicola Copitch

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education

Email address: N.Copitch@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 32 3241 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Education

About

I am a qualified teacher, specialising in Secondary English. I have considerable experience of working in secondary schools in the West Midlands, holding posts in literacy across the curriculum development and management responsibility for Key Stage 3 as well as teaching English and Media up to Key Stage 5.

I have also worked as a Local Authority Educational Consultant, specialising in English and Ethnic Minority Achievement and have lead projects focusing on primary-secondary transition, assessment for learning and development of provision for pupils with English as an additional language.

I am a former member of the National Association for Teachers of English Drama and Creativity Committee and am currently a committee member and Trustee of the National Association of Advisers in English. I have significant experience in delivering training for teachers, coaching teachers and supporting whole-school improvement, as well as my current experience in working with those just entering the profession.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English with Qualified Teacher Status, University of Leeds
  • MA in Education, University of Wolverhampton

Publications

Publications

  • (2009 and updated 2013) Collaborator on ‘Aiming for’ series, Collins Education
  • (2010) Reading the visual [online] Available at <http://www.uploadlibrary.com/collinseducation/English/EnglishFebruary1.html>

Previous professional experience

  • English and Ethnic Minority Achievement Consultant, Sandwell LA
  • English Consultant, Dudley LA
  • Assistant Head of English, Shelfield Sports and Community College
  • Teacher of English with responsibility for Literacy across the curriculum and UCAS, Wood Green Academy

Further information

Trustee and Committee member of National Association of Advisers in English