Una completed her first degree at the University of Durham in English, History and Philosophy. She qualified as a teacher in 1995 and worked as a teacher, and then SENCo, in primary schools until 2007. She completed an MA in Education with the Open University during this time. Before joining the SENI team in Northampton in 2015, she worked as an advisory teacher for Birmingham City Council, supporting mainstream schools in making provision for pupils experiencing difficulties in cognition and learning.
BA SEN & Inclusion:
- Module leader – SEN 1004 Professional Roles and Contexts
- Teaches on – SEN 2005 Perspectives on Cognition and Learning – SpLD/Dyslexia, SEN 2001 Current Issues and Developments in Inclusive Policy and Practice
Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching:
- Module leader Y1 – SEN, Inclusion and Diversity
National SEN Coordination Award:
- Module tutor – Warwickshire cohort
OCR – L5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
- Teaches on Y1
Una’s current research interest is in the area of language development and its impact on reading comprehension.
- Doveston, M. and Lodge, U. (2017) Reflections of staff and students on the introduction of Reciprocal Teaching as an inclusive literacy initiative in an English secondary school. In: Milton, M. (ed.) Inclusive Principles and Practices in Literacy Education. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald Publishing Limited. pp. 231-247.