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Olivia Kilby

Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School of Education
Areas of Expertise:
Education and teaching
Courses taught:

Olivia is an experienced teacher with expertise in Key Stage One, primary English and History. She is a Senior Lecturer Practitioner, working part time with ARU delivering the BEd Primary Education with QTS and part-time as a class teacher in a primary school in Bishop’s Stortford.

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Olivia began her teaching career in 2017, following the completion of her degree in Primary Education with QTS at the University of Brighton. She has taught in a range of schools within Essex and Hertfordshire. She has extensive experience within Key Stage One and has worked within the local authority as a moderator.

Olivia has gained invaluable experience coaching teachers and mentoring Trainee and Early Career Teachers. She co-leads English (writing and reading) across the school and has completed a National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching.

Research interests
  • Developing, enhancing and embedding vocabulary across the primary curriculum.
  • Teacher education and development, including coaching.
  • Early Career Teacher support.
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS, University of Brighton
  • National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching (NPQLT), Best Practice Network