Julie Reynolds is a Senior Teaching Fellow within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.
Julie qualified as a primary teacher in 1988 with a BEd (Hons) in biological sciences and worked in Hampshire and Southampton schools for the next 19 years as a class teacher, subject lead and head of year. She began working at the University of Southampton in 2008, teaching modules on a FdA programme, Working with Children. In 2012, she was appointed as a Senior Teaching Fellow on the PGCE (Primary).
She has pursued her passion for teaching student teachers to teach through the recent completion of an MSc in Teacher Education at Oxford. Her final year action research project focused on supporting student teacher development by encouraging deep reflection through scaffolded video analysis.
Julie is privileged to have led groups of students abroad. She has taken PGCE students to Nakuru in Kenya for a number of years to give them an insight into another country’s education system and the opportunity to teach some of the most vulnerable children in areas of extreme poverty. In the summer of 2018, she accompanied a group of students to St. Paul’s school in Gorakhpur, India.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).