Hello, I am Director of Primary ITE at University of Birmingham and teach on the Primary English course. I was a primary/early years school teacher for 10 years and have also worked in further and higher education on primary, early years and childhood studies courses. One of the best parts of all of these roles has been the opportunity to share and talk about rich texts with children and adults. Joining UKLA has opened up lots of opportunities for me to meet with reading and writing enthusiasts across the West Midlands and beyond. I am a leader of an OU/UKLA Teachers Reading Group and tweet as @NicolaSm70. Please do contact me to talk about anything to do with literacy in early years and primary.