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Louise Lawton

Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School of Education

Louise has extensive experience of school leadership, having spent the last few years working in School Improvement with headteachers, senior leaders and teachers. Her work has included curriculum design and implementation, working alongside teachers in the classroom, teaching children, and providing extensive CPD and training.

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Louise has taught in every year group across Key Stage 2. She has also taught at Key Stage 3, where for two years she was Head of Year 7 and Transition in a secondary school.

Having been a Deputy Head Teacher, Lead Practitioner, Advanced Skills Teacher and Specialist Leader of Education, Louise has a range of experiences in education settings which she brings with her to Anglia Ruskin University.

Research interests
  • Curriculum pedagogy
  • Geographical differences in educational attainment
  • The impact that further education, technical education and apprenticeships have on improving earnings and career progression for learners; skills needed for the future
  • Behaviour management

Louise’s research interests have formed as a direct result of her experiences in schools and prior research she has carried out.

  • MBA Educational Leadership and Management, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)
  • Advanced Skills Teacher (AST)
  • PGCE, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BA Politics and Management, University of Southampton
Memberships, editorial boards

Chartered College of Teaching

Recent presentations and conferences

National Early Years Conference 2021