Kate Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education


Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. She has taught Professional studies, Global citizenship and Primary drama; geography and PSHE, across a range of ITT programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate, Teach Direct, and Foundation. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Kate’s university work has built on 20 years of experience as a primary class teacher and senior leadership roles in schools in West Sussex and Hampshire. She also worked at the University of Chichester as an Associate Lecturer since 2009, alongside teaching in school.


Kate has a passion for primary drama and the use of drama pedagogies within the primary classroom. She has an interest in PSHE teaching and learning. She is a current member of National Drama and the PSHE association.

Kate has an interest in wellbeing and learning. Her MA focused on the impact of emotional regulation and learning. She has a Certificate in Counselling.

Other department members

Francisco Melara Gutierrez
International Short Programme Unit Coordinator

Francisco is a Senior Lecturer who coordinates the International Provision in Education.

Dr Duncan Reavey
Professor of Environmental Education, National Teaching Fellow

Duncan is Principal Lecturer Learning and Teaching, working in both Adventure Education and the Institute of Education and promoting best practice in learning and teaching across the whole university.

Dr Julia Potter
Programme Coordinator PE and Sports Coaching Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Julia is the Programme Coordinator for Physical Education and Sports Coaching, which sits within the Institute of Sport at the University of Chichester.

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