Sian Howie

Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support Coordinator


Sian is Module coordinator for PGCE Primary Mathematics and  Programme coordinator for the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support.


Sian’s teaching experience has been in Primary schools in West Sussex and she was Year Leader and Mathematics coordinator in a large, urban Middle school .She first became involved with the University as a teacher / researcher working on a Research Project  called “Better Mathematics.” She then worked as a research fellow investigating ways of raising achievement in Mathematics. Up until Jan 2012  she  combined her  post at the University with a part –time teaching post in a local Middle School. teaching a Y5 class. She has contributed to the CFBT (Centre For British Teachers) website for CPD.


Sian has a keen interest in developing confidence in mathematics and in raising achievement,  through the use of challenging investigative activities. She has also carried out research into the role of the Teaching Assistant in enhancing learning. Sian also delivers  in- service training to Teaching Assistants .  .

Other department members

Dr Robert Evans
Lecturer in Mathematics

Dr Rob Evans is Lecturer in Mathematics, having previously studied at both the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

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.

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