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Faye Worthy-Pauling is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Brighton and is Assistant Programme Leader on the BA (Hons) Primary Education/ BA (Hons) 3-7 programmes.  She teachers across the BA and PGCE courses in early years and primary education.  Prior to this post she taught in a diverse range of primary schools for 18 years and was a class teacher, assistant head teacher, Local Education Authority Advisor and a Healthy Lives and PSHE lead. Her research interests include teaching PSHE and Citizenship in the EYFS and Primary age phase, and embedding talk as a tool for learning within a creative curriculum context.

Faye completed her MA Education (Distinction) in 2018 with her dissertation focus on exploring the experiences of Primary school teachers when incorporating talk as a tool for learning in their practice. 



Approach to teaching

As professional lead, I lead on all placement-based modules across the three-year course and am a PAT tutor for the PSHE, RE and Citizenship Subject Study specialists.

I also teach on several programmes across the School of Education teaching on the following modules:

EP405 – Introduction to Foundation Subjects (Module Lead)

EP508 – Curriculum design and Enhanced Practice in Foundation Subjects and RE

ER517 – Developing expertise in personal, Social and Health Education (Module Lead)

ER617 – Developing expertise in citizenship education and religious education (Module Lead)

EP611 – Contemporary Curriculum Studies and Professional Development

EV625-EV725 – Principles of Early education and the wider curriculum

EV626-EV726 - Principles of education and the wider curriculum

My aim is to deliver hands on active teaching experiences at the university that allows opportunities for trainee teachers to experience a range of pedagogical strategies that can be used in the effective teaching of PSHE and Citizenship in an early years and primary setting.  Much of my teaching draws on current policy and literature in this field, but also on my 18 years as a PSHE lead, LEA advisor, Assistant Head and classroom teacher. I aim for students to become critical and reflective practitioners and use discussion as a key part of my teaching.

Research interests

My interests include the use of talk as a tool for learning as an effective pedagogical strategy and the experiences of PSHE, RE and Citizenship specialists as they move into their Early Career Teaching.

Scholarly biography

Worthy-Pauling, F (2020) There’s No Time to Talk because the Evidence is in the Writing’: fostering talk in an evidence-driven primary education culture  FORUM 62 (1) pp.41-52


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