Ms Laura Manison Shore

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons), PGCE Primary, MA, HEA Fellow, PG Cert
  • Position:PGCE Primary and EY Programme Leader. Cross-phase Partnership Development Lead
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87351

About me

After early explorations in music and arts journalism in the Midlands, I completed my undergraduate degree in English Literature in Cardiff. This was followed by a Primary PGCE with a specialism in English. As a primary school teacher I taught in Cardiff, London and Bristol. Over this time I led English, special needs and inclusion provision and in later years in school was Deputy Head Teacher. I became a senior lecturer in Primary and Early Years at UWE Bristol in 2014, where my school experience led me to teach professional development and English modules across the PGCE Primary and EY and Undergraduate routes. I am a fellow of the HEA and I am Programme Leader for the PGCE Primary and EY alongside managing the programme's School Direct provision and Admissions. My research interests focus on issues surrounding social justice, gender, class, language and also the professional identity and status of primary school teachers and initial teacher educators. I am developing my work in this area using poetic and autoethnographic approaches.

Area of expertise

English; use and status of language; professional development; partnership with schools; professional identity and values of trainee teachers and teacher educators; equity and social justice. I am currently in the final year of my Professional Doctorate which is entitled  Primary school teaching:  A classed and gendered profession. Poetically exploring the narratives of female primary trainee teachers. 


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