Staff Profiles: Emma Howell

Emma Howell

Staff Profile: Emma Howell
Primary Partnership Lead for Initial Teacher Education

Emma Howell

Emma Howell

Primary Partnership Lead for Initial Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Primary Partnership Lead and Senior Lecturer for Primary Initial Teacher Education Programmes.


After graduating with a degree in primary initial teacher training, I went on to work in infant and primary schools in Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire.  I completed my MA and took on the roles of student mentor, Key Stage leader and maths subject leader. Following 16 years of primary classroom experience I moved into Initial Teacher Training, joining a vibrant maths team here at the University of Gloucestershire.  After leading the BEd primary programme for a number of years, I have now moved to the role of Primary Partnership Lead. In this role, I oversee the school experience modules of our post and under-graduate ITE programmes and work closely with local primary schools to establish and develop a strong partnership . I continue to work with the primary maths team and with our regional Maths Hub to deliver CPD programmes to primary school colleagues.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc Hons QTS Primary Education and Biology Leeds University (North Riding College) 1992
MA (Prim Ed) Primary Education Open University 1996
PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education: Teacher Award (NMC approved) University of Gloucestershire 2009

Membership of professional bodies

Higher Education Academy Fellow

Teaching and research


Initial Teacher Education: primarily maths and professional studies

Education and Learning Foundation Degree: maths


Undergraduate, Postgraduate

External responsibilities

External examining

York St John University, BA Primary Education programme