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Anita Wood

Associate Lecturer, PGCE Primary English


 +44 (0) 1392 724786

 Baring Court BC120


Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


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




I teach on the following Graduate School of Education Programmes/Modules

Primary English

Primary Humanities

Primary Professional studies

Secondary Professional studies

NQT Masters course





Supervision / Group

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