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Biography

Helen was awarded the Talbot Scholarship at the University of Oxford, where her D.Phil. thesis explored pupils' perspectives of literacy and identified 'dissatisfaction behind a veil of compliance'. She was also awarded a School Teacher Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin, where she developed a model of intrinsic inclusion for mainstream classrooms.

Helen has published in the areas of literacy/specific learning difficulties, inclusion and pupil perspective, and was awarded nasen's Stanley Segal Memorial Award for her article on gender and literacy. She taught in primary schools for nine years, as a SENCo, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a Leading Teacher of Literacy and as Teacher-in-Charge at a centre for children with specific learning difficulties; she continues to undertake SEN consultancy work in a range of settings.

Qualifications

B.A. (1st Class Hons); M.A. (Dist.); D.Phil. (Oxon)

QTS; ATS (BDA); FHEA

P.G. Cert. (Dist); AMBDA (active)

SpLD APC (BDA); SpLD TPC (BDA)

Research interests

Literacy/specific learning difficulties/dyslexia

Pupil perspective
Dissatisfied, compliant children
Classroom ecologies.

Girls on Free School Meals

Primary/secondary transition for girls

Research projects

Project Leader: 'And what about the girls? An exploration of the perspectives of White British FSM (Free School Meals) females: transition, identity and achievement' (Part 2), Society for Educational Studies Small Grant (completed)

Project Leader: 'And what about the girls? An exploration of the perspectives of White British FSM (Free School Meals) females: transition, identity and achievement' (Part 1), Centre for Educational Research in Equalities, Policy and Pedagogy, University of Roehampton Pump-Priming Grant (completed)

Project Leader: 'Developing a model of intrinsic inclusion', School Teacher Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin (completed)

Research Assistant, SKOPE, University of Oxford: Contributed to a report evaluating a new literacy programme in British Young Offender Institutions and Local Authority Secure Units (completed)

Talbot Scholarship, University of Oxford (full doctoral funding) (completed)

ESRC Studentship (full doctoral funding)

Professional affiliations

nasen

BERA

BDA

Research Output

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Using pupil perspective in the primary classroom: an exploration of some of the potential issues

Fisher, H., 12 Apr 2013, In : RESEARCH PAPERS IN EDUCATION. 29, 4, p. 390-409

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