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BERA Teacher Network

The BERA Teacher Network is an inclusive community of educators from early years, primary, and secondary schools and further, adult and vocational education in the UK. The network serves as a platform to facilitate collaboration and communication among members, enabling them to access and engage with research more effectively.

It provides a supportive environment for teachers to develop research leadership skills and build connections across all career stages. Through the BERA Teacher Network, members can share ideas, resources, and best practices, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or new to the field, the BERA Teacher Network offers a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and advance your knowledge and skills.

The BERA Teacher Network will run an annual teacher network conference, as well as other events and awards throughout the year.

Follow: @BERATeachers

Network Leads

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Luke Donnelly, Dr

Head of Year at Pinner High School

I am a music teacher, head of year and Deputy DSL in a secondary school in London. My research interests are disadvantaged and vulnerable children. My PhD research investigated the support that is offered to Looked After Children in mainstream...

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Juliana Mandra, Dr

Teacher/Researcher at University of Cambridge

I am primary school teacher and an educational researcher. My research interests include the school curriculum, knowledge and pedagogy within the evolving educational objectives for 21st-century learning. In my PhD dissertation I explored the...

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Jo Fletcher-Saxon, Ms

PhD candidate at University of Sunderland

Jo Fletcher-Saxon is a PhD candidate with Sunderland University and an assistant principal and practitioner research lead at Ashton Sixth Form College. Jo’s remit at the college includes leadership of adult education, college-based higher...

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Layla Pearce, Mrs

Lecturer at Gwent College

I have recently returned to full-time lecturing in an FE college teaching FE and HE. Prior to this role I held other roles in the college including Action Research Manager. I am also undertaking a PHD part time examining pedagogical practice on...

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BERA Teacher Network – Coffee Hour

25 Jun 2024 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The BERA Teacher Network’s coffee hour will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Teacher Network and its activities as well as get to know a little more about the team behind it.

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Announcing the BERA Teacher Network

We are pleased to announce the formation of the new BERA Teacher Network The BERA Teacher network aims to be an inclusive community of educators from early years, primary, and secondary schools...

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