Claire Shelley studied Mathematics and Education at Edge Hill University. She attained a First Class Batchelor of Science Honours degree with Qualified Teacher Status in 1993 and went on to teach in a wide range of primary schools, in a variety of roles, both in the North West of England and in Northampton.
In 2009 Claire took on the role of Inclusion Manager and in 2011 achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordinator (TDA Endorsed) from the University of Northampton. Claire went on to achieve an MA in Education with Distinction in 2014. In September 2014 Claire secured a position at the University of Northampton, teaching undergraduate and post graduate Mathematics and Professional Studies within the School of Education.
Claire Shelley teaches on the BA undergraduate initial teacher training and post graduate teaching programmes, including the following modules:
- Professional Studies – Year 1/2
- Core Mathematics - Year 1/2/3
- Teaching & Learning - PGCE
Claire also contributes to the OCR Dyslexia diploma course.
Claire completed her Master of Arts in Education in 2014. Her work for this focussed on supporting children with additional needs, particularly in the area of mathematics. Claire is especially interested in how the use of resources supports children’s understanding of mathematical concepts.