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Lucy Whatrup

Having studied a degree in Psychology at the University of Sussex (with a year at the University of Rochester in New York State), I went on to get a teaching qualification (PGCE post-compulsory) in 2003. This followed working with young people both in this country and abroad and deciding that it was something that I wanted to pursue.  In 2012 I obtained a further QTS qualification with the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT scheme, whilst teaching full-time at Notre Dame High School.

I have taught Psychology for about fifteen years now, mainly at A Level in schools. I have also taught Sociology and Health and Social Care along the way. I have examined Psychology A level for AQA, tutored some private students at my home and worked with international students at INTO@ UEA. I was, until recently, Head of Psychology at a Girls’ school in Norwich.

At Christmas 2019, I made a bold move to leave the Girls’ school and pursue a vastly different course with Unity Education Trust at Locksley Short Stay School. Here, I have been a KS3 Nurture Teacher, meaning I run a primary style curriculum with a small group of KS3 students who have struggled to cope with mainstream education. I have found the role to be interesting and I have learnt a great deal in a short space of time, particularly with regard to special educational needs. I have found that my role overlaps with primary teaching a great deal. As a result of this, I am going to move to be a KS2 teacher from September 2020 in a job share role. This will further increase my teaching experience and I am really looking forward to the new challenges, especially experimenting with a new style of curriculum within this unique setting.

Lucy Whatrup's contributions

BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant

The BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant is intended to support research led by schools and colleges with a focus on curriculum inquiry and investigation. The grant, awarded biennially, is worth up...