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Karen Watson

Personal details

Karen WatsonName: Karen Watson

Highest qualification: Masters of Arts in Education

Job title: Principal Lecturer for Professional Development

Job role: Programme Manager for the National Award for Special Needs Co-ordination and the MA in Education. Manager of Northern Star Partnership for the National Professional Qualifications for Middle leaders and Senior leaders in Education. Provider of high quality accredited CPD training for all school based staff

Email: Karen.Watson@Cumbria.ac.uk

Phone: 01524 384 628

Academic interests

Academic interests

  • Development of Oracy skills in Primary, Secondary
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Inclusion and SEN
  • Quality First Teaching for Learning
  • Leadership and Management

Recent external roles

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • External Examiner at Oxford Brookes for PG Cert NASC /PG Cert Specific Literacy Difficulties and the MA in Advanced Educational Practice.
  • NW representative on the steering group for National Leadership Qualifications.

Research activity

Current projects

  • Exploring the Impact of the National Qualifications on Leadership and Management and NASC on pupil achievement.

Selected outputs

  • Co-author ‘Classroom Talk’ DfES/PNS Excellence and Enjoyment CPD materials (2004)
  • Liverpool LA ‘Primary MfL Pilot project review’ (2005)