Sarah Brownsword is a lecturer on the Primary PGCE and teaches the English and Primary Languages components of the course.
After graduating with a degree in French & German from the University of Leicester in 1996, Sarah embarked on a period of teaching English as a Foreign Language abroad. Firstly, in France teaching in a university and later in Indonesia working in language schools and a bilingual primary school.
Sarah completed the Primary PGCE with a specialism in Primary Languages and the MA in Advanced Educational Practice, both at UEA. Her research dissertation focussed on the role of technology in children's writing.
Sarah has taught in primary and middle schools in Norfolk and Suffolk where she held positions as Senior Teacher, English subject leader, SENCo and county moderator for KS2. She completed an Early Career Leadership course in her second year of teaching and has completed the National Award for SEN Coordination.
Sarah is interested in race and diversity in education, especially in the context of ITE and in supporting women into educational leadership. She is one of the organisers of TEDxNorwichED.
Sarah teaches on the Primary PGCE, specialising in English and Primary Languages.