Dean Barber

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School:
School of Education
Location:
Cambridge

Dean has experience leading several areas of the primary education curriculum in schools. He has extensive experience teaching across Key Stage 1 and 2 and enjoys sharing his expertise through his position of Senior Lecturer Practitioner. 

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Background

Dean has been teaching full time since 2014. During his career, he has taught pupils across Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as undertaking the role of a Senior Leader. Dean’s main area of expertise is within the primary curriculum is English, and he has also lead on LGBTQ+ inclusion, assessment and mental-wellbeing of staff and pupils.

As a result of his time working within primary schools across London and Essex, Dean has an excellent understanding of child development and children’s educational journeys from ages 3-11. In addition to teaching in primary schools, Dean has worked closely and built a strong network with a vast number of educational professionals, including head teachers, special needs professionals and education advisors and continues to work closely with primary education practitioners.

Research interests

  • Primary English
  • Children’s mental health and well-being
  • LGBTQ+ inclusion

Dean’s research interests link closely to his personal experience working within primary schools, as well as the courses he teaches on. He has a wealth of experience teaching these areas in primary schools.

Teaching

  • Primary Education Studies BA (Hons)

Qualifications

  • PGCE Primary Education, University of East London
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy, University of Kent