Anita Wood
Associate Lecturer, PGCE Primary English


I began my teaching career in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets where I worked for ten years with children from Reception to Year 6.  During my time working in Tower Hamlets I worked extensively with children and families with English as an Additional Language.  I held various positions at this time,  humanities co-ordinator; literacy co-ordinator; EAL co-ordinator;  and Lead Literacy teacher. I also worked as a key member of the senior management team in two very large primary schools.

My interest in EAL and bilingualism led me to work overseas with a teacher training charity in Nepal, where I worked with teachers in urban and very rural primary schools, developing phonics programmes and introducing interactive teaching methods.

My first role in Initial Teacher Education was at the Institute of Education,  University of London where I contributed to both the standard PGCE and a five term distance learning PGCE. 

Since moving to Devon nine years ago,  I have worked on the Primary and Secondary PGCEs at the Graduate School of Education.  I also continue to work as a primary classroom teacher.



BA(ed) in English and Drama with Primary Education (First class);  University of Exeter

MA in Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties (with distinction)  Institute of Education, University of London


Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724786
AddressBaring Court
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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