Ms Rachel Morgan-Guthrie

Head of Education Partnerships, Primary Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 322845 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Teacher research, Forest schools and Primary science


I am currently Head of Primary Education at the University of Wolverhampton.

As a Teacher Educator, I have led on primary science modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate primary teaching courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

I am currently studying for my Professional Doctorate, with a focus on teacher-led research and self-efficacy. Research interests have also focused on the social and emotional benefits of outdoor education; the topic for my Master’s thesis.  I have completed Level 3 Forest School training.

Other research interests include a study of the benefits of an international teaching experience on ITE trainees, an area that l have presented on at both national and international conferences.

I have worked with schools to develop Action Research, led CPD sessions on teaching inspiration and creative practical science and taken both trainees and Head teachers to experience teaching and learning in Sweden, India and Gambia in West Africa.

Prior to becoming a principal lecturer, I taught in primary schools in Shropshire and the West Midlands for fourteen years after completing a four years BEd Hons degree in English.

Membership of professional bodies

HEA (Fellow)




Med, University of Leicester - Pass, July 2007.

PG Cert HE, University of Central England - Pass, July 2005.

BEd (Hons with QTS), Newman University - 2.1 degree, July 1992.


Engaging ITE students with International Education TEAN Vol 3, No1 (2011).

Previous professional experience

Partnership Assistant to Head of Partnership, September 2014,

  • PGCE Lead Tutor

Module Leader for 40 credit PGCE Level 7 Module – Research/Scitt, September 2013.

Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, September 2012.

Primary Science Cluster Leader

Newman University College, (Senior Lecturer, Lead Tutor for Primary Science, Assistant to PGCE Program Leader, PGCE Admissions), September 2005 to July 2012.

World’s End Junior School (Teacher, Science Co-ordinator, Senior Manager), September 1997 to September 2005.

Mount Pleasant Primary School  (Teacher, ICT Co-ordinator), September 1993 to July 1997.