Neil has been a teacher trainer for those working in or preparing to work in schools and in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for over 10 years, and previously held various teaching roles in London and Hertfordshire.
Neil has taught French, German and Spanish for over 20 years and has worked as a national languages teaching adviser with CILT and CfBT (now the Education Development Trust), leading and working on projects and programmes in association with the Department for Education (DfE), the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Training and Development Agency (TDA) National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), various exam boards and teaching school alliances in England and abroad.
Neil currently manages the new PGCE Teacher Apprenticeship route at London Met. This includes liaising with various partners and stakeholders and ensuring that the University's Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provision complies with the relevant government statutory requirements.
Neil is passionate about teacher education and training students to become the best possible teachers. The PGCE course was judged as 'good' by Ofsted in 2016 and several aspects were highlighted as exemplifying the very best practice. Neil enjoys lecturing on languages in education and behaviour management. Neil has recently been researching teacher identities and issues around the teaching of grammar.
Partnership Quality Lead (Teaching Apprenticeships)