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Biography

Barry is the Initial Teacher Education Partnership Manager with oversight of all school experience placements across the university ITE programmes. He also works as part of both the Science Team and Professional Studies Team. He is a member of the Science Cluster for Learning and Education (SCICLE). He is working with another colleague on a Learning and Teaching Project to support students to become "research literate" by understanding research and carrying out their own enquiry-based study, thus synthesising university and workplace training, as well as encouraging reflection regarding the importance of maintaining and developing a research repertoire of skills.

Barry spent 24 years working in primary education, including seven years as a Deputy Headteacher and 9 years as a Headteacher. He has worked in schools with specialist provision for Hearing Impaired and BESD (SEMHD). He has also been an Advisory Headteacher for a local authority and a Consultant Headteacher for a Community Improvement Programme.

Barry is actively involved in school governance both in maintained schools and academy schools and the role governance plays in school development and improvement. His work as ITE Partnership Manager has enabled him to explore the journey to outstanding teaching and how this is best supported in student teachers.

Barry has worked with university colleagues in Spain at the University of Lleida on a parallel module with a focus on learning beyond the classroom. He has also explored teacher education in Catalonia and the implications for his work at Winchester.

Barry is currently an EdD student, exploring an autobiographical account of personal and professional development.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA)

Areas of expertise

Primary science, professional practice and school leadership.

Publications

  • (Contributied to) Ashley, C. and Nixon, P. (Ed) (2007) Family Group Conferences

Conferences

  • British Council e-Twinning ITE Pilot Project Evaluation (2013)
  • British Council Annual e-Twinning UK Conference (2013)
  • British Council Annual e-Twinning UK Conference (2012)
  • British Council e-Twinning Conference: Exploring opportunities for ITE involvement in e-Twinning Denmark (2012)
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