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Brittany Wright

Brittany Wright - Senior Teaching Fellow


Brittany Wright is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Teacher Education. She previously worked in secondary education.

Although her most recent school-based role was as Head of English in a large secondary school,
Brittany has also led on provision for higher-ability learners and coordinated widening participation programmes focused on supporting learners from disadvantaged backgrounds in pursuing further and higher education.

As an experienced school-based mentor of trainee teachers and NQTs, she believes that it is important for university and school-based staff to work together in order to provide the best experience for early career stage teachers.
Since moving into initial teacher education, Brittany has also worked with schools in North London, supporting professional development of teachers. Providing targeted CPD and a proficiency-focused approach to classroom observation in English, she supported a North London secondary school in achieving the third highest Progress 8 results in its borough.

As well as teaching across Primary and Secondary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes, Brittany is currently leading on curriculum development in English for a London-based MAT.
Alongside her work in initial teacher education, Brittany is also a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on social justice and gender in education.
Brittany recently co-authored Engaging, Motivating and Empowering Learners in Schools (2018), exploring the potential implications for self-determination theory and positive psychology in primary and secondary schools.