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Research Profile

  • Korrin received an MA (Hons) in English from the University of Aberdeen, before studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (English and Drama) at the University of Warwick.

    Having gained her teaching qualification in 2002, Korrin began her school career as an English Teacher before taking on management and senior leadership roles in various schools in South London.

    She has worked at local (The Royal and Derngate) and national (The Poetry Society) arts organisations as Head of Education, promoting inclusion in the arts and widening participation of marginalised groups. In her arts education management roles, Korrin contributed findings from arts projects towards Ofsted’s report, Poetry in Schools – A Survey of Practice 2006-2007, and has spoken at Ofsted’s ‘Creativity in the Curriculum’ conferences.

    Since 2014, Korrin has worked as a senior leader in Alternative Provision settings, supporting young people with specific learning needs who have been excluded from mainstream school. In addition to working at pupil referral units, Korrin was Director of a local voluntary organisation championing the needs of young people ‘out of education’, offering free advice, resources and teaching.

    In 2020, Korrin was awarded a Masters in Education from London South Bank University; her Masters dissertation explored the needs of SEBD pupils on work experience placements. She is currently chair of governors at a local primary school, with a whole school responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disability.

    • Learning and Teaching BA (Hons)
    • Education Studies BA (Hons)
    • Learning and Teaching (FDLT)
    • Learning and Teaching BA (Hons)
    • Childhood and Youth BA (Hons)
    • Inclusive Studies in SEND and Diversity BA (Hons)
    • Special Needs and Inclusion (MA)
  • Korrin’s Masters dissertation identified contributing factors for successful work placements for excluded SEBD students, deemed ‘disaffected’.

    Her post-graduate areas of research include: off-rolling and education entitlement; home education; alternative provision; ‘disaffection’ and SEBD; Creative approaches to promote Inclusion and SEMH.

    • Smith, K. (2008) Taking the Fear out of Teaching Poetry. NATE Classroom: 4, pp. 6-8.