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Rachel Mackinney

Senior Lecturer

r.mackinney@chi.ac.uk

Rachel has worked in a variety of schools across West Sussex, as a Physical Education teacher, Head of Department and Advanced Skills Teacher (AST). She came to work at the University of Chichester in 2009 as a senior lecturer and teaches on the Primary and Secondary BA (QTS) programmes.

Her academic qualifications include a BA (Hons) degree, PGCE and Masters in Education.

In her role as AST Rachel worked closely with the West Sussex PE advisor to provide a professional development programme for in service teachers. She continues with this work today working closely with school partnerships. As a member of the learning and teaching committee Rachel also promotes high quality learning, teaching and assessment at the university.

One of Rachel’s areas of special interests lies in how we include children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. She currently co-ordinates a PE project which aims to prepare student teachers in this area.