Suzanne Gomersall is the Admissions Tutor for BA (Hons) Primary Education undergraduate degree as well as a Senior Lecturer. On this course she lectures across all four years, delivering sessions on primary Design and Technology and Professional development. She also lectures on the PGCE and School Direct Primary Teaching routes, in both D&T and PE.
Prior to joining NTU in 2014, Suzanne was an Assistant Head teacher and literacy leader at Oak Tree Primary School. In a bid to improve reading results across the school by promoting a love of books, Suzanne project managed the funding, designing, building and running of an inspiration library, which was named the most ‘Inspirational Library’ in the country in 2014.
Before that, Suzanne was a lead PE teacher, working with primary and secondary colleagues in her role as Primary Link Teacher of PE and School Sport Coordinator. Suzanne brought the ‘Wake and Shake’ initiative, which was to encourage children to engage in 10 minutes of daily exercise to many schools across Gedling.
After nearly twenty years as a primary teacher in Nottinghamshire, Suzanne joining the primary team at NTU primarily to lecture in Design and Technology and PE across the various primary teaching routes. She is very passionate about the value, importance and benefits of both of these subjects, both in the classroom and beyond. During 2014-17, Suzanne was also the Professional Placement leader for the PGCE primary route, and enjoyed building relationships with many school colleagues across five counties.
Suzanne has recently completed both her PGCHE and Masters (Ed) at NTU, carrying out research around primary D&T and most recently peer mentoring within HE. She is currently working closely with her primary colleagues to write and publish a book about primary practice which is due for publication in December 2018. Her contribution will be a chapter about creativity in the classroom.
Suzanne is an active member of the Design and Technology Association (DATA) Primary Working Group and have written articles for both their primary and secondary publications.