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Aaron Wilkes

Aaron Wilkes- Teaching Fellow


Aaron brings over 20 years’ experience as a teacher, department and faculty leader in secondary education to his role as PGCE History Subject Lead and Personal Tutor at Warwick. He continues to work on a part-time basis in a large secondary school in the West Midlands.

As well as working within Humanities faculties, Aaron has also taken on pastoral and behaviour management positions within school and, as a consequence of these varied roles, has led teams of teachers (trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced full and part-time teachers) through a range of whole-school initiatives.

In addition to the classroom, Aaron has worked widely in publishing, writing for several publishers (Nelson Thornes, Folens and OUP). He is the author of Oxford University Press’s KS3 History textbook series/online package (KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes), and the Series Editor/Co-author of OUP/AQA’s KS4 History textbooks which match the new AQA GCSE History specification. He has written several teaching articles (for the BBC, Oxford University Press and SecEd Magazine, for example) and has run workshops, whole-school CPD/INSET days and lectured at a number of teaching conferences on subjects as wide-ranging as “Engaging Passive Learners” and “Cognitive Load Theory: applications in the classroom”.

Aaron also works with Dragonfly Training Ltd, a company that provides CPD courses and INSET training for teachers in the UK and abroad. He has delivered whole school, NQT and Humanities training all over the UK and Ireland, and has also worked in schools in Moscow, Naples, Istanbul and Baku, for example. Recently, Aaron was invited to the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul, South Korea to join the Fellowship of Textbook Writers and advise on the presentation of Korean history in British textbooks.