Director of Continuing Professional Development
Senior Lecturer in Education
Tel: 0116 229 7530
Rose is a Senior Lecturer in Education and a National Teaching Fellow. She began her teaching career as a secondary school mathematics teacher, and also taught in pre-school, primary, special and adult education. Her work in the School of Education includes teaching on the PGCE Primary course, and co-ordinating continuing professional development programmes for experienced teachers as Director of Continuing Professional Development
Rose’s major teaching and research interests are in mathematics education, including early years mathematics and low attainment across the 5 to 19 age range. Her strong record of publications for the mathematics classroom and for children at home has extended over twenty years, with more than 100 titles published.
Rose has made a unique contribution to the field of childhood bereavement. Working with the Childhood Bereavement Network and Leeds Animation Workshop, she initiated a much-praised project called ‘Not too young to grieve’ which provides advice about supporting young children who have been bereaved. To view Rose’s contribution to these professional development materials, visit: www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk.
Rose created The Letterbox Club, for children aged 7 to 13 in foster care in 2003. This has grown year by year, with major funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in 2007 and 2008. In partnership with Booktrust, there are now over 4,500 children in the Letterbox Club for 2011, across the UK. For more information please go to www.letterboxclub.org.uk)
Rose teaches on the following programmes:
Selected Recent Publications
Griffiths, R. (2010) Mathematics and Play, in J. Moyles (Ed), The Excellence of Play; 3rd edition, Buckingham, Open University Press, pp 169-185.
Dymoke, S. and Griffiths, R. (2010) The Letterbox Club: the impact on looked-after children and their carers of a national project aimed at raising achievements in literacy for children aged 7 to 11 in foster care. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 10 (1), pp 52 – 60.