Abbie Deeming gained her BSc Applied Sciences studying Psychology and Animal Biology at Wolverhampton Polytechnic before going onto the Oxford Polytechnic PGCE programme to gain Qualified Teacher Status teaching 3 – 8 year olds.
After a while teaching Reception in mainstream schools, she moved into the Further Education sector to teach on childcare and education courses. During her time in FE, she taught on courses from Level 2 through to Level 6, with both adults and young people, and was instrumental in the introduction of Foundation Degrees in Early Years and Education to the college she taught at. During this time, Abbie also completed an MA Education at the University of Derby.
In September 2014, Abbie joined the University of Northampton to join the Education, Children and Young People team in the School of Education.
Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (Programme Leader)
Teaching on the following modules:
- Professional studies: General Education Issues 1 (module leader)
- Professional studies: Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity 1
- Work based practice 1 (module leader)
- Professional studies: General Education Issues 2
- Work based practice 2 (module leader)
BA Learning and Teaching (Hons) Teaching on the following modules:
- Professional Practice in Education
- Research Methods in Education
- Dissertation supervision
BA Childhood and Youth (Hons) Teaching on the following modules:
- Promoting Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing
Abbie’s main areas of research interest are related to wellbeing (emotional intelligence/literacy), motivation and the work and training of Teaching Assistants.