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Emma Howell

Primary Partnership Lead

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 undergraduate 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.


  • 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 & Research


Initial Teacher Education: primarily maths and professional studies

Education and Learning Foundation Degree: maths


More publications from Emma Howell can be found in the Research Repository.