Meet our new Trustees

Posted by rsl11 at Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM |

Photo of David AdgerDavid Adger is Professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London, where he has twice been Head of the School of Languages Linguistics and Film. He was co-editor in chief of the Journal Syntax from 2007 to 2013 and founded and is series co-editor of Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics. He has published many books and articles on linguistics, including the recent Language Unlimited (Oxford), and has appeared on TV, radio and in many podcasts discussing the topic. He was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow from 2006-2009, and began a second Leverhulme Fellowship in 2020. He was a Trustee of the Board of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College in Skye, was a Board Member of the Centre for Excellence in Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Tromsø, and was one of Queen Mary’s LGBT role models in 2018. From 2015-2020, he was President of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, and he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2020.

Photo of Elizabeth DraperElizabeth Draper is an experienced English practitioner (29 years) as teacher, Head of dept (Sixth Form College), Director of English (FE college), coach and mentor. An advocate for the post-16 sector and for a meaningful, relevant and enjoyable English curriculum for all. My particular areas of interest are the post-16 English experience and student-to- student consultation, engaging students in action research about ‘doing English’. I have been involved in projects with the Education and Training Foundation focussing on these areas. Over the last five years, while Director of English at Warrington & Vale Royal College, I have been especially active in FE (both locally and nationally) endeavouring to make reading more accessible and 'high profile' in the embedding of literacy skills cross-college. During this time I ran a successful cross-college reading campaign, including the involvement of local libraries and national agencies. This work proved, over five years, how reading can have a positive influence in bringing people together and creates different kinds of affirming opportunities. I have written a number of articles about my work in English, for example in the TES and Rapal journal, including about research projects I ran as part of the English ‘Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment’ initiative. I have been a key-note speaker and contributor at English & maths Association of Colleges National Conferences and continue to present about my work at National and International conferences.

I am, as of March 2020, working freelance as advisor, mentor and ‘pedagogical activist’ in curriculum development (English eg with OCR ) for the post-16 sector. I include a focus in my work on the important links forged between this sector and English in Secondary and in H.E. institutions. I write and talk about this work, in a range of contexts.

Photo of Louise LambLouise Lamb has taught English Language and Literature at secondary level for the past 12 years. Now working with bilingual pupils in south-west Paris, I started teaching in Yorkshire. In my last role, I was Second in English and held whole-school responsibility for Gifted and Talented provision. Beyond the classroom, I currently act as a UCAS adviser and deliver Linguistics activities at KS4. I also examine English at GCSE and A Level for UK examination boards. My broader experience includes voluntary roles coaching secondary teachers in Malaysia and Nepal and collaborating with former colleagues to promote links between libraries and English classrooms. In addition to my PGCE and QTS, I am a qualified CELTA instructor, with a BA in English Language and Literature and an MSt in Literature and Arts. I have particular interest in developing the study of English Language at KS5, diversifying text choices across Key Stages and promoting the popularity of English, not only as an A Level choice but as a university degree. In my free time, I am a keen hiker and runner. I sing regularly with a Paris choir and enjoy sampling French cuisine!

Photo of Tracey MaloneyTracey Maloney has worked in education for more than 25 years. She began her career as a teacher of English, then working as Head of Department and in SLT roles across a range of contexts. Leaving schools, she became a Subject Advisor for Richmond Upon Thames and has since worked as an independent English consultant, reviewing and auditing the teaching and learning in a variety of schools and settings. She has worked as a literacy consultant for the London Grid for Learning, helping to design curriculum content for English departments and also working with authors to further promote reading in schools. She has a MA in English in Education from King’s College and now also acts as a supervisor to tutees following an MEd in Educational Leadership at Buckingham University. Tracey has worked with eQualitas for fourteen years and is a Senior Tutor, working across all of the ITT provision. A keen interest in curriculum development has led to a position as Trustee of a large MAT, chairing the education committee and overseeing the development of a trust wide curriculum to raise the aspirations and broaden the horizons of pupils in all trust schools. She is a Chair of Governors of her local secondary school, remaining committed to working with teachers and leaders to further develop their knowledge and skills, whilst sharing and discovering new approaches and discourse around education.

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