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Eleanor Power

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Eleanor Power is part of the Primary Education Team in the Nottingham Institute of Education within the School of Social Sciences.  She teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate routes and has module responsibility for professional placement for both the Primary PGCE and Primary School Direct courses.

She has personal tutor groups on the postgraduate courses and teaches professional studies, English and Art.  On the undergraduate course, her main focus is the teaching of English and supervision of English Independent Studies.

Career overview

Eleanor qualified as a teacher in the late 1980's and worked in a range of different primary school environments undertaking a variety of roles.  In the latter years of her primary teaching career, she worked first as an Advanced Skills Teacher and subsequently as a Specialist Leader of Education,  As part of this role she developed training courses for NQT.  She also wrote and lead National courses in the teaching of Primary English for AQA.

Eleanor joined NTU in spring 2015.

External activity

Member of the English Association Primary Education Committee

Member of the Editorial Board of English 4-11


Using an arts-based approach to develop critical reflection in initial teaching trainees.