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About Samuel Stones
Samuel is an Associate Researcher in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University and Associate Leader of maths, computing, economics and business at a secondary school and sixth form college in North Yorkshire. Samuel has also secured a prestigious doctoral scholarship within the Carnegie School of Education. This enables him to work in partnership with our Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and to explore and research the role of schools in advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Samuel's research outputs are linked with the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University. His research explores the experiences of teachers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, with specific emphasis on the impact of sexual orientation on teacher identity and mental health. Samuel's research explores issues of social justice and inclusion, particularly in relation to mental health, special educational needs, sexual orientation and gender identity.
He is particularly interested in the factors which shape agency, identities and resilience of teachers with non-normative gender identities and sexual orientations. Samuel is also interested in how identities intersect and multiple forms of marginalisation, oppression and discrimination which occur from intersectional minority identities in children, young people and teachers.
Samuel draws on the work of Foucault to explore the ways in which discourses create people as subjects and objects of power, with a focus on educational settings. He also draws on Queer Theory and Critical Psychology to question some of the traditional assumptions about sexuality, disability and race. He embraces postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives on inclusion.
Samuel has recently co-authored the Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education series with Professor Jonathan Glazzard. This exciting series is contemporary and accessible. It synthesises key research on LGBTQ+ inclusion in a range of educational settings and highlights implications for practice. Additionally, Samuel has co-authored a Positive Mental Health series and he continues to work with several publishers including Critical Publishing and Sage.
Samuel works with initial teacher training students in school-based and university contexts and he leads on a range of Key Stage 4 and 5 courses within a secondary school and sixth form college.
Alongside these roles, Samuel works with a range of educational publishers including Seneca Learning, ZigZag and CGP. He also holds several examiner, moderator and senior assessor positions with three awarding and examination bodies both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
In 2018, Samuel was awarded Teacher of the Year at The Pride of Malton and Norton awards ceremony. In 2019, he was also awarded North Yorkshire Secondary Classroom Teacher of the Year in an awards ceremony hosted by North Yorkshire Education Services.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2020) Relationships Education for Primary Schools (2020): A Practical Toolkit for Teachers. Critical Publishing.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2020) Relationships and Sex Education for Secondary Schools (2020): A Practical Toolkit for Teachers. Critical Publishing.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2020) The New Teacher's Guide to the 2019 OFSTED Framework. Sage / Learning Matters.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2020) Mythbusting for Trainee Teachers. Sage / Learning Matters.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2020) Being mentally healthy during your teaching career. Critical Publishing.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2020) Positive Mental Health for School Leaders. Critical Publishing.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2019) Aspiring to be an Outstanding Trainee Teacher in Secondary Education. Scholars' Press.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2019) Aspiring to be an Outstanding Trainee Teacher in Primary Education. Scholar's Press.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2019) Perspectives and Research on LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2019) Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Primary Schools.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2019) Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2019) Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Further Education.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2019) Supporting Student Mental Health in Higher Education.Critical Publishing.
- Stones S; Glazzard J (2019) Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Initial Teacher Education.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2019) Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Higher Education.
- Glazzard J; Stones S (2019) Supporting LGBQ+ in Secondary Schools.
- Glazzard J; Potter M; Stones S (2019) Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Children 0-5 years. Critical Publishing.
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