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Emma Arblaster – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Emma Arblaster lectures in education on both the Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education course (PEYITE), and on the Education Studies programmes.

On the PEYITE course, Emma is part of the English team, Teaching for Social Justice team and is co-coordinator of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) specialism. She has been an academic tutor on the PGCE programme since 2011.

On the Education Studies course, Emma teaches on the final year module Childhood, Reading and Children’s Literature.

Before joining the University, Emma taught in a local primary school for 18 years - the latter part in a senior leadership role. She was also a mentor supporting PGCE trainee teachers.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Computing
  • PGCE, Bath University
  • MA in Education Practice, Bath Spa University

Professional qualifications

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • The Chartered College of Teaching


Areas of Interest

  • Children's Literature
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Pupil Voice
  • Supporting trainee teachers with disabilities
  • Barriers to reading for pleasure.

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