Staff Profile

  • Steve first studied Education at Balls Park College Hertfordshire before teaching in a number of Special Schools. He went onto study Special Educational Needs at West London Institute gaining his PG Cert in SEND. This then led to an MA Education with the Open University. Steve was then appointed as Headteacher Wren Spinney Special School and Fairfield Special School  Northamptonshire before working as an SEN Inspector with the  Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Service  and an OFSTED Inspector (2000).

    He joined the University of Northampton in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer as part of the SEN and Inclusion subject area.

    Senior Lecturer in Special Education University College Northampton 2002 –

    Principal Lecturer in Special Education – University of Northampton 2010

    Chair of the East Midlands Regional Partnership – Multi sensory Impairment working group 2002

  • Steve teaches on the following courses:

    • BA SEN & Inclusion
    • MA SEN & Inclusion (SLD/PMLD)
    • NASENCE Award (PG Cert)
  • Steve’s research interests have included a comparative study into the effectiveness of an early intervention programme for pre-school aged pupils and their parents

    Developing and evaluating the knowledge, understanding and skills of ITT PGCE students working within an inclusive environment.

    Gaining the Perceptions of PGCE Education students undertaking a one week placement in a Special School

    Currently researching the impact of longitudinal CPD within a large special school across four sites  – including special and mainstream

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