Ms Tracey Sheldon

Pathway Leader for Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Email address: traceysheldon@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 01902323195 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Secondary Education, Modern Foreign Languages

About

I began my career as a secondary teacher of French and Spanish and worked in a variety of schools in the West Midlands in this role. Other teaching experience includes lecturing French at undergraduate level and in initial teacher education in primary languages. A period working in theatre in education gave a fascinating perspective on learning outside of the classroom.

I am currently completing a dissertation for a Master’s degree on the educational attainment of children from single-parent families. Other potential research interests include sociolinguistics; in particular the relation between social class and regional variations of English and other European languages. 

Qualifications

MEd Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – expected completion date January 2016.

PGDip Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - July 2013.

PGCE Secondary MFL University of Birmingham - June 1994.

BA (Joint Hons) French and Spanish Cardiff University - June 1993.

Previous professional experience

Institute of Education, Department of Secondary Education, September 2014 to Present.

I trained as a secondary teacher of French and Spanish and worked in a variety of schools in the West Midlands in this role. After a period away from the classroom setting up and running a theatre company specialising in educational productions, I began work as a lecturer in French at undergraduate level in two local universities. My first post in initial teacher education was at a third university in the region and involved creating and introducing languages modules for BA and PGCE Primary Education programmes. I took up the position of Pathway Leader of Secondary Modern Foreign Languages at University of Wolverhampton in September 2014.