Dr Stephen Newman

Areas of Expertise/ Specialisms

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Details of your last three roles


Leeds Beckett University


Senior Lecturer in Education and Professional Development


September 2010 - Present


  • Course Leader: MSc in Leadership and Management (2011-2016)
  • PGC/PGD/MA Leadership and Management in Education (Course Leader: 2013-2015)
  • Course tutor and module leader (Leadership and Management): MA Education
  • Course Leader: PGCE Stockton-on-Tees (SCITT) (2014 – 2016)
  • Course Leader: PGCE Educate Teacher Training (SCITT) (2014 - present)
  • Mitigation Officer, Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University.
  • Link Tutor on PGCE (Secondary) courses.
  • Dissertation supervision for level 6 students.
  • Dissertation supervision for Master’s students
  • EdD/PhD and MRes: Director of Studies/Supervisor
  • Chair/Member of Assessment Integrity Panels
  • Independent Chair for PhD and EdD viva voce examinations.
  • Internal examiner for PhDs and EdDs.
  • External examiner for PhDs and EdDs.
  • Designing and introducing new MA courses
  • Panel member for validation of new courses.


Bradford College


Senior Lecturer


September 2004 - August 2010


  • Course Leader 2006-2010 for the suite of courses including MA Leadership and Management in Education; MA Teaching; MA Practitioner Research; MA Inclusive Education; MA Early Years Practice.
  • MEd (Course Leader 2006-2010)
  • PGCE (Primary) [M Level]
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies with QTS


Hungerhill School


Head of Geography and Examinations Officer


September 1997 - August 2004


  • Leading the Geography Department.
  • Whole-school responsibility for all internal and external tests and examinations.

Professional Body Membership(s)

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
  • Chartered Geographer of the Royal Geographical Society (GGeog)
  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS)
  • Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FCollP)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (FRSA)
  • Member, Geographical Association
  • Member, British Wittgenstein Society
  • Member, British Educational Research Association

General Areas of Expertise to Support a Trust Board

  • Experience of working with colleagues in a wide range of educational contexts.
  • Formerly a Governor, Vice-Chair, and Chair of Governors, and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees.

Education Improvement Specific Experience and Skills

  • Leading a department in school.
  • Working with a range of colleagues and students on courses in higher education (e.g. LA advisors, headteachers, senior leaders).
  • Governor experience on Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Committee.
  • Chair of Governors’ Standards and Achievement Committee.
  • Pupil Premium Link Governor.

Specific Leadership Skills Experience

  • Departmental leadership in secondary education.
  • Whole-school leadership of examinations.
  • Leadership of courses and course teams in higher education, including courses in leadership and management in education.

Finance Specific Experience and Skills

  • No specific expertise.
  • Member of Governor Finance and Resources Committee.
  • Member of Governor Staff Pay committee. 

Brief comments on why your previous experience is relevant

  • In general, I have a wide range of experience, working with colleagues from a variety of schools and educational settings, involving ITT trainees, experienced members of staff undertaking professional development (including master’s and doctoral degrees), and colleagues at various universities.
  • I have a MEd degree in education, curriculum and philosophy, and a PhD in philosophy, teacher education, and professional development.
  • I am research-active, and have a range of publications including a book, chapters in books, and articles concerning education and education-related issues.
  • I have experience in various positions as a school governor and trustee.
  • I believe these wide range of experiences have given me a holistic view of education and of working with others across a range of educational settings and with a range of responsibilities.