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Esther Cummins


About Esther Cummins

After qualifying with a First Class Honours in Primary Education, Esther worked as a class teacher and SENCo in primary schools in Kent. Whilst in Oxford, she worked as a Nursery and Reception teacher before she was seconded as the Acting Assistant Principal in a new free school within the city.

Following achieving a Distinction in her Masters in International Educational Management, Esther worked as an Inclusion Manager at a primary school in North Yorkshire. In addition to her leadership responsibilities for vulnerable learners, she led the Early Years Foundation Stage, data analysis, and celebration of diversity within the school.

Esther joined the Carnegie School of Education in August 2017 on a part-time basis, and became full-time in October 2017. She is the Level 4 and Level 5 Leader for the BA in Primary Education (accelerated degree).

Current Teaching

  • BA in Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)
  • PGCE in Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS
  • PGCE in Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS

Research Interests

Esther's research areas include the outworking and effectiveness of the Prevent strategy in schools. She is interested in how of the hidden curriculum, ethos, and culture impact the decision making in education settings, and how the commonalities and differences of the different types of faith school affect this.

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