Ms Lisa Bramwell

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 3241 Location: WE118 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Early Years Education, Mental health and well-being of adults and children


I have been privileged to work as a Primary School teacher for the past eighteen years. I have taught children from four to fourteen years old both in mainstream and special needs schools in the West Midlands, Staffordshire and on the other side of the world!  I relocated with my family and worked as a teacher in New Zealand for three years. It was the most amazing life experience and I truly cherished every moment. In Primary schools I have undertaken roles ranging from leading subjects, educational visits co-ordinator and was a Deputy Headteacher for the last three years. In September 2017 I joined the IOE and I am now relishing the opportunity to further extend myself professionally with a change in career direction in my new role as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. I work within the Primary team under the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing. I teach on the PGCE, BA (hons) and BEd undergraduate course.  Early education is my passion, I have written an Early Years enhancement unit for the PGCEs. I am also interested in well-being and mental health of both children and adults.  I have enthusiasm and an abundance of passion for education. I feel privileged to be able to impact on the next generation of teachers and enable them to have the opportunity to make a difference to so many children.


I joined the team in September 2017 and teach on a range of undergraduate and post graduate modules. I am a personal tutor for undergraduates and postgraduates. Early education is my passion, I have written an Early Years enhancement unit for the PGCEs. I am also interested in well-being and mental health of both children and adults and I have been delivering sessions in Professional Studies sessions. In addition to my teaching commitments I am an Admissions tutor for both PGCE and BA routes. This work involves meeting with potential applicants through planned talks, open days/evening, teacher education events and facilitating internal events for applicants. It also includes monitoring and leading recruitment through interviewing. In January 2018 I will be studying a Post Graduate certificate with HEA which will deepen my understanding of teaching in Higher Education.

Previous professional experience

February 2013- August 2017








January 2011- January 2013






January 2010- January 2011

Deputy Headteacher Norton Canes Primary Academy, Cannock, Staffordshire.

I progressed from Reception Teacher to Early Years leader to Deputy Headteacher. As a classroom practitioner I used my imagination and enthusiastic personality to provide an interesting and stimulating learning environment for all children. I especially enjoyed using visual and tactile teaching resources to promote interactive learning. I provided a bright and vibrant, well organised learning environment, to promote independent learning.  I had high expectations of myself, the children and the staff in my team.  I conducted the performance management for some of the teachers and all of the TAs across the school. I was the English subject  leader, Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) and oversaw absences and attendance of pupils across the school.  I worked closely with the Headteacher and leadership team to monitor and raise standards across the school in achievement, teaching and behaviour and safety.  I was dedicated to raising standards and achievement in the school.

Class teacher, Syndicate Leader, ICT co-ordinator Mairangi Bay Primary School, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

I was Year Two School Syndicate leader.  The Syndicate consisted of eight classes of children aged from five to seven years old. I enjoyed working on the management team to ensure the school delivers the highest possible standard of education across the school.  I was acting Junior Syndicate leader for Term 3. I taught in a team of three year two classes. I especially enjoyed working collaboratively with the two other Year Two teachers. I was the ICT subject leader across the school; I purchased and organized ICT resources and equipment and liaised with staff and an onsite technician to ensure all hardware and software was working effectively.  

Class Teacher Manurewa West Primary School, Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand.

Year 4 teacher in the the middle school syndicate.  I attended Literacy and Maths training to deliver the New Zealand Curriculum. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the New Zealand curriculum through enquiry learning.  I developed a project centre with my class related to each terms’ topic and I am proud of the learning culture that  it developed from this work. At the beginning of each topic I introduced an item to catch their interest and motivate them to learn, we then brainstormed; what we know and what we want to know and develop their ideas over the term.  I promoted independent learning and have organized my classroom to ensure children work effectively to achieve their full learning potential.  I used a math’s task board, reading contracts and project centre task cards.  Ongoing overall teacher judgment and formative tests ensure I know exactly where each child is and their next steps in each subject.  I quickly established good working relationships with parents, staff and children.  I regularly communicated informally with parents and have enjoyed the termly parent’s conferences.

September 2009- January 2010

Hays Supply Teaching Agency, Staffordshire, UK.

I worked as a supply teacher exclusively for Hays on a guaranteed work contract.  I covered classes across key stage 1 and 2 (children aged 4-11) in both mainstream and special needs schools.  I upheld high standards of discipline and followed the school’s behaviour policy.  I competently completed all aspects of day to day teaching duties.

February 2009- August 2009

Class Teacher (Maternity Cover) Longford Primary School, Cannock, Staffordshire, UK

I taught a mixed ability Year One/ Two class.  In the mornings I worked with children working below level two in Literacy and Numeracy.  In the afternoons I delivered Science, ICT, RE and all other foundation subjects to a mixed ability Year One/ Two class.  I taught all core and Foundation subjects. I kept detailed written plans for all subjects. I evaluated all lessons to inform future planning.  I used my imagination and enthusiastic personality to provide an interesting and stimulating learning environment for all children.  I especially enjoyed using visual and tactile teaching resources to promote interactive learning. I aimed to take every child to their maximum learning potential.  I continually assessed children for progress against the intended learning outcome for the lesson and wider targets in written and oral work.  I maintained attendance records and upheld school discipline. I had a good working relationship with parents, I communicated informally with them on a daily basis at the beginning and end of the day and formally once a term during parents evening.  I attended staff meetings and actively participated in them. 



September 2004- December 2008











September 5th 2002- September 2004





May 7th 2001- September 2002

Foundation Class Teacher Berrybrook Primary School, Wolverhampton, UK.

ICT and Music Co-ordinator SENCO

Over the four years I worked at Berrybrook Primary school I worked across KS1 and the Foundation Stage (Preschool to Year 2).  In the first year I had a Year one class of children with a wide range of abilities.  Over the following two years the school trialed a system where the children in Reception, Year one and Year Two were streamed in ability groups and the teachers across the year groups delivered a specific area of the curriculum.  I taught Science and Knowledge and Understanding of the World.  I was involved in KS1 SATS (standardized assessments) and made the judgments for Science.  All of the teachers presented their judgments and supporting evidence to an external moderator.  Whilst teaching at Berrybrook Primary School, I co-ordinated a range of subjects. I was the school SENCO (September 2004-September 2006).  I was music co-ordinator (September 2006- September 2008), and ICT co-ordinator (September 2007- September 2008). I oversaw the teaching of these subjects across the school, the planning, schemes of work, evaluations, assessment and resources.  As the SENCO I worked closely with the ‘BEST’ team which was a multi-disciplinary team which included Educational Psychologists, the School Nurse, Social Workers, SIPS workers (Social Inclusion Pupil Support).  I regularly met with the management team. I have been a mentor for a student teacher on a placement in my class. 

Foundation Class Teacher/ RE co-ordinator Wilkinson Primary School, Wolverhampton, UK.

I worked with children aged 4-5 in a large Early Years Unit.  The three teachers and four nursery officers in the base worked together closely to be as effective as possible in meeting all of the children’s’ needs.  I thoroughly enjoyed the role of RE co-ordinator; I find religions and cultures really interesting and especially enjoyed organizing and restocking all of the schools’ religious artifacts.  I put into place a new RE scheme of work for the school which includes individual lesson plans, assessments and artifacts to support the lesson.

Class Teacher/ ICT co-ordinator Bladon House School (SLD residential) Burton Upon Trent, UK.

I was responsible for the Upper school TEACCH unit for children with learning and communication difficulties.  I orchestrated the set up of the unit based on TEACCH principles, and my own need for organisation and effective, efficient running of the classroom environment.

I worked within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity and to meet all of each child’s needs.  I have developed my inter-personal skills with all those who worked within my classroom. I created and enjoyed working within an environment where everyone was respected and valued as an individual and regards themselves as a member of the class and the school.

I provided a broad, balanced, stimulating curriculum appropriate to each specific child. I was the ICT co-ordinator for the whole school, which catered for children, aged five to sixteen.  I focused on ensuring all children accessed ICT, catalogued all of the resources to ensure they are used effectively and developed staff training needs.

September 1st 1999-

May 7th 2001

Lower school teacher at Longdon Hall School (SLD residential) Rugeley Staffordshire, UK.

I taught autistic children in Key Stage One and Two, with severe learning and communication difficulties. Some of the children demonstrated challenging behaviour.   I used SKIP (Strategies in Crisis Intervention and Prevention.)  I used Makaton Sign language and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) to ensure effective communication with all children.

Further information

Date attained

I have detailed the CPD completed at my previous school 2016/2017



Reach2 Academy West Midlands regional subject moderation


Swordfish Midlands assessment network meeting


Reach2 Academy West Midlands regional subject moderation


Swordfish Midlands assessment network moderating judgements in reading


Securing Outstanding Progress in Pupils’ Workbooks Over Time (A strategic approach for leaders)


Andy Buck- Deputy Headteacher network conference


Raise online – Analysing + interpreting your NEW Raise online


Reviewing and updating your School Development Plan  (ECM)