Staff Directory: Mrs Mary Doveston
- Role: SL in Special Education
- Area: Education - SEN & Inclusion
- Office location: Sulgrave S032, Park campus
- Telephone number: 01604 89 2884
- Email address: email@example.com
Mary began her teaching career at all girls comprehensive school teaching history ,social studies and '14-16 project' for pupils at risk of disengaging from school. Subsequently she taught in early years (Reception and Nursery school) developing an interest in special educational needs. She was also SENCo at junior school before joining Northamptonshire County Council as Specialist Teacher advising and supporting schools on teaching and support of pupils with SEN. Currently she tutors on Certificate in Higher Education Supporting Learners course; Supporting Learners with Literacy Difficulties (dyslexia) and OCR Dyslexia courses; BA QTS Professional Studies; MA SENCo standards.
Main research interests are in emotional literacy and dyslexia. Chair person Northants branch of PATOSS (Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties).
Rose, R. and Doveston, M. (2004-2007) Research Project: Evaluation of the Chesterfield Excellence Cluster Learning Mentoring System: a partnership between Chesterfield Excellence Cluster, Derbyshire LEA and University College Northampton
Publications on NECTAR
- Devecchi, C., Dettori, F., Doveston, M., Sedgwick, P. and Jament, J. (2012) Inclusive classrooms in Italy and England: the role of support teachers and teaching assistants. European Journal of Special Needs Education. 27(2), pp. 171-184. 0885-6257.
- Doveston, M. and Keenaghan, M. (2010) Improving group dynamics to support learning and social inclusion: developing and enhancing CPD tutor capacity (Growing Talent for Inclusion, GTI). (Unpublished)
- McPhillips, T., Bell, S. and Doveston, M. (2009) Identification and intervention for primary pupils with dyslexia in Ireland and England: finding a path through the maze. REACH Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland. 22(2) 0790-8695.
- Jones, K., Doveston, M. and Rose, R. (2009) The motivations of mentors: promoting relationships, supporting pupils, engaging with communities. Pastoral Care in Education. 27(1), pp. 41-51. 0264-3944.
- McPhillips, T., Bell, S. and Doveston, M. (2008) Enabling communication through increased participation: an evaluation of the teaching methods and approaches used in Ireland and England: a comparative study. Paper presented to: 20th Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE): Enabling Communication, Dublin, 12 - 14 June 2008.
- McPhillips, T., Bell, S. and Doveston, M. (2008) How do teachers in England and Ireland conceptualise dyslexia? Paper presented to: European Educational Research Association (ECER) New Researchers/Student Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 10 - 12 September 2008.
- Rose, R. and Doveston, M. (2008) Pupils talking about their learning mentors: what can we learn? Educational Studies. 34(2), pp. 145-155. 0305-5698.
- Doveston, M. (2007) Developing capacity for social and emotional growth: an action research project. Pastoral Care in Education. 25(2), pp. 46-54. 0264-3944.
- Doveston, M. and Kenaghan, M. (2006) Growing talent for inclusion: using an appreciative inquiry approach to investigating classroom dynamics. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 6(3), pp. 153-165. 1471-3802.
- Doveston, M. and Keenaghan, M. (2006) Improving classroom dynamics to support students' learning and social inclusion: a collaborative approach. Support for Learning. 21(1), pp. 5-11. 1467-9604.
Books and book chapters
- Doveston. M. and Cullingford-Agnew.S. (2006) HLTA Becoming a Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Primary SEN. Exeter: Learning Matters
Produced Collaboratively with Northamptonshire County Council Support teachers:
- Phonic Steps to the Literacy Hour (1999)
- High Frequency Steps to Literacy (2000)
- Activities to support High Frequency Steps to Literacy (2002)
- Doveston, M and Keenaghan, M. (2006) Improving classroom dynamics to support students' learning and social inclusion: a collaborative approach. Support for Learning. 21 (1)
- Doveston, M. Ince, S and Pearce, C. (2001) 'Reaching all pupils' -seminar Primary Behaviour Conference Northampton
- Doveston, M and Keenaghan, M. (2003) Blackthorn Middle School Project: using appreciative enquiry as an approach to improving working relationships in a year 8 class - seminar Northamptonshire Educational Psychologists Conference Sunley management Centre Northampton
- Doveston, M and Keenaghan, M. (2005) Emotional Literacy in the Classroom -workshop, Mental Health Conference, Rushton Hall Northampton
- Doveston, M and Keenaghan, M. (2005) Growing Talent for Inclusion , 'Improving classroom dynamics to support students' learning and social inclusion'-Joint Health/Children and Families Seminar, Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground
- Doveston, M. with Keenaghan, M . (2005) Improving classroom dynamics to support pupils learning and social inclusion: an appreciative inquiry. ECER 2005 Dublin
- Doveston, M. with Keenaghan, M. (2006) Growing Talent for Inclusion: an appreciative inquiry into investigating classroom dynamics. JORSEN 2006 Dublin
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