Des leads primary teacher education at the University of Warwick. He is a language and literacy specialist, along with expertise in the area of special educational needs. He sat on a steering group in the Department for Children, Schools and Families, evaluating the impact of training for inclusion in teacher education. His recent publications have focused on effective teaching and learning, developing innovation in education and teaching pupils who speak English as an Additional Language.
Des has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher. As Head of Primary Teacher Education at the University of Warwick he has built a reputation for promoting and evolving school partnerships. This includes a model of short focused placements in Schools Facing Challenging Circumstances.
Des is committed to working in partnership with others!