I joined Bishop Grosseteste University as a senior lecturer and English team leader in August 2017 after 6 years as a self-employed school advisor providing in-class coaching and training to local authorities and schools. I worked for several years for the Primary National Strategies leading the Every Child a Writer programme and have worked with international organisations to develop languages curricula and assessment guidance in over 150 countries.I am interested in children’s literature and reading for pleasure and lead an OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading group in Lincolnshire to develop Reading for Pleasure Pedagogies with teachers and students. I am currently co-researcher on the ‘Developing 21st Century Maker Circles’ project exploring digital literacies with researchers at Sheffield Hallam University and have just begun a PhD to explore student teachers’ reading identities.
I have been a member of UKLA for over 20 years and have benefitted greatly from the expertise and experience of UKLA colleagues and friends and I’m looking forward to working with members in the region. I tweet as @ecawemma. Feel free to contact me to discuss children’s books, writing and all things literacy!