Mr Carl Longmore

Lecturer in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323152 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Specialities involve delivering inclusive and theoretical sessions to undergraduate students based around both school and wider social experiences


Carl Longmore is a Lecturer in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Studies (SENDIS) and Education Studies. Currently his specialities involve delivering inclusive and theoretical sessions to undergraduate students based around both school and wider social experiences. Within his role, Carl is also responsible for providing professional development opportunities for students within inclusive settings and wider children’s services as well as developing international placement programmes for students. With a focus on this field, Carl is currently undertaking PhD research, focusing upon the impact of short term placements upon the long term teaching practices of qualified teachers. Prior to his current employment, Carl qualified as a secondary school physical education teacher, working primarily with children with SEND and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD). This was also the focus of this thesis when completing his MRes degree, leading to peer reviewed publications relating to the occupational socialization of physical education teachers in specialist behavioural settings. Carl has experience of working with primary, secondary, further education and higher education groups, leading to a desire for holistic education and cross faculty work. Using his knowledge and experience Carl also teaches on the Master’s Degree programme within education as well as maintaining links with local schools and specialist provision in order to provide learning and development opportunities for current students.


BA Hons Degree Physical Education – 1st Class



MRes – Inclusion and Sport




PGCE QTS – Physical Education                                                                        




  •  Oleary, N., Longmore, C and Medcalf, R. (2014) The influence of occupational socialisation upon the teaching of pupils experiencing social and emotional behavioural difficulties (SEBD) in physical education: Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 15(4).
  • Oleary, N., Longmore, C and Medcalf, R. (2014) The influence of occupational socialization upon a teacher’s interpretation and delivery of Teaching Games for Understanding to pupils experiencing social and emotional behavioural dif´Čüculties: Support for Learning. 29(1).

Previous professional experience

Employment history

  • Erasmus International Exchange Co-ordinator; Creating Bilateral agreements for student exchanges between Stockholm University and Students on the Special Needs and Inclusion programme
  •  Co-ordinator for career development week (Education and Special needs). Organising and providing workshops, qualifications and CPD for students in relevant areas relating to education and special needs. Increasing student’s knowledge and employability.
  •  Commencement of PHD research focusing upon the longitudinal impacts of short term international teaching placements on the teaching and learning philosophies of qualified teachers. This area is particularly relevant to the international partnership goals outlined within the universities strategic plan (Strategic Plan, 2016).
  • Organisation of short term international placement opportunities for students in India. Consecutive trips to international schools in the Punjab region of India. Undergraduates were able to work alongside postgraduate ITE students and gain experience of working with children in international settings. This trip provided experience, cross institutional work, peer collaboration and increased employability opportunities for students.
  •  Organisation of SMILE events. These are inclusive physical activity sessions for local children from the Black Country with SEN. Over 250 children attend the events at Walsall campus where PGCE PE students lead sessions on adapted inclusive games. My role involves assistance in organisation of the events as well as training and bringing along undergraduate students from our BA Hons degrees. Our students provide support roles and in some cases planning support if they hold specialisms within a given field. This again provides students with practical experience, the ability to apply theories from lectures and improve employability. The events are attended by the Mayor of Walsall, local newspapers to provide positive media representation for the university and a range of prominent sporting figures. These events occur annually.
  •  Joint publications with institute of sport staff in peer reviewed journals. Focus on occupational socialization and teachers within SEBD environments.


Further information

Governor – Hateley Heath Primary School