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Frances Child
Head of the Department of Teacher Education
University of Birmingham

Frances is a secondary school teacher and leader with extensive experience in Initial Teacher Education. She is Head of the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham and also held the post of the Vice Principal of the University of Birmingham School during its establishment phase.

The UoB School, which opened in September 2015, aims to transform lives by creating a learning community that will maximise the personal and academic achievement of all of its pupils. It seeks to bring pupils together from different social and cultural backgrounds to create an environment that reflects the diversity of Birmingham and provides opportunities for everyone to excel. Ms Child continues to work closely with the school to develop its role in initial and continuing teacher education and to establish the School as a key partner in a wide range of research projects which draw on the strengths of the school of Education and the wider University.

The Department of Teacher Education is proud to recruit and train primary and secondary teachers who go on to transform the lives of young people across the West Midlands and beyond. The Department works closely with schools and MATs to support teachers during their careers, offering a highly-regarded Master’s qualification in School Improvement and Educational Leadership as well as our Masters in Teaching Studies.