Our guest speaker for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club on Friday 30 November 2018 from 8:00am to 10:00am will be Pat Black, Head of Teacher Education in the Institute for Education (IfE) at Bath Spa University.
Pat Black has responsibility for the Primary and Early Years age phase (Core and School Direct), EYITT, Teach First South West and TF Cymru and Troops to Teachers at Bath Spa University. Pat is also the Chair of the Primary and Early Years Forum of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), a national forum for professionals in education; and Co-Chair of the Teacher Education Policy Research and Development Community (RDC) for the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE), a European organisation that enhances and supports teacher education and professional development across Europe.
Her interests and research are in relation to education policy and the impact this has on professional teachers, both pre-service and in-service. She is responsible for ensuring that changes to national, regional and local policy and initiatives in the field of pre-service teacher education and training are implemented to all relevant programmes offered in the IfE. She has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in relation to compliance, regulations, organisation and assessment. She has jointly published various chapters on education policy, early years education and place-based learning.
Prior to moving to Higher Education, Pat was a Deputy Head Teacher and a Primary and Early Years teacher in a large urban Primary School. She was also a youth and community worker in Bristol.
The Girl Friday Breakfast Club was established by Kate Reynolds and Anita Taylor to provide a friendly and informal space for women to meet, chat, and support each other. There is no agenda other than hearing from an interesting woman speaker, eating breakfast and drinking great coffee or tea together in Studio Cafe at Drawing Projects UK on the last Friday of each month from 8:00am to 10:00am. All women, and those who identify as women, are very welcome to join the Girl Friday Breakfast Club.
Please book your Girl Friday Breakfast in advance, so we know how many to cater for!