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
- Caldwell, H. and Cullingford-Agnew, S. (2017) Technology for SEND in Primary Schools: a Guide for Best Practice. London: SAGE. 9781526402363.
- Cullingford-Agnew, S. (2008) Preparing physical education student teachers to work with SEN children. Education Today. 58(2), pp. 20-24.
- Cullingford-Agnew, S. and Fergusson, A. (2007) Emerging findings: A comparative study into the efficacy of an early intervention programme for pre-school aged pupils with motor disorders and their parents. Paper presented to: Second Conference of the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI ), Zagreb, Croatia, 14-16 June 2007. (Unpublished)