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Lizzie Greeley

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Undergraduate and Professional Education


Lizzie Greeley is a Lecturer on the BA Primary Course and lectures across all four years, delivering sessions on primary English, Music and Professional Development.  She is also one of the Professional Placement Leads for this course.  She also lectures on the PGCE and School Direct Primary Teaching routes in English, Music and Art.

Career overview

Lizzie joined NTU in 2019 after teaching for ten years at Barnby Road Academy, a large three-form entry primary school.  Here, as Creative Arts Lead, she developed  music, art, drama and dance both within the school curriculum and as extra-curricular opportunities.  She had a passion for networking with outside providers which offered many enrichment opportunities for the whole school community and set up and ran a large orchestra and several choirs which won a number of competitions and regularly performed in the local community.  She worked with the British electronic musician Clark on two albums which featured  the school chamber choir.  She has also tutored and coached on a number of musical ensembles for young people including Nottingham Music School, Nottingham Youth Orchestra and the Newark Young Sinfonia.

Prior to this she worked with a range of primary and secondary schools to set up and support access to instrumental, vocal and curriculum music teaching as a Music Development Officer at Nottingham City Arts in Education Centre and taught cello as a peripatetic and private music teacher.

Having qualified at Nottingham Trent University on the Primary Education BA undergraduate degree course and subsequently obtaining her Masters in Education in 2013 which focused on ludic reading, she was delighted to join the primary team at NTU, primarily to lecture in  English and Music across the various primary teaching routes. She is  passionate about the value and importance of good quality English teaching and the power of reading both in the classroom and beyond.