School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Anna Reid

Deputy Director (North Leadership Centre)

Background

 

Current roles 

Dr Anna Reid is a Lecturer in Educational Leadership, Deputy Director of the North Leadership Centre and Director of North East Teaching Schools Partnership (NETSP) programmes in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences.

She leads the highly successful Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme for academics from Kazakhstan, is leadership pathway leader for the MA Education: International Perspectives and was instrumental in setting up a working partnership between the Newcastle University North Leadership Centre and the Ministry of Education in the city of Baoding, Hebei Province, China.

Anna is module leader for one core module on the professional doctorate in Education programme (EdD) and two postgraduate modules on Educational Leadership.

 

Research interests 

Anna’s doctorate, entitled ‘Teachers Developing Understanding of Enquiry-Based Learning’, explores the interactions of teachers’ dialogical selves during the implementation of an enquiry based curriculum using a formative assessment framework for enquiry skills. 

Since obtaining her EdD in 2014, Anna has published and presented conference papers around issues of power, control, identity and agency in educational settings.

 

Awards

Short-listed: British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Reflective Practitioner Award, 2017

Nominations: Teaching Excellence Awards (Newcastle University Students' Union), 2015-16; innovative teaching and postgraduate supervisor of the year.

Achieved: Chartered Manager status (Chartered Management Institute), 2015.

Nomination: Teaching Excellence Awards (Newcastle University Students' Union), 2014-15; innovative teaching.

Achieved: National recognition for outstanding contribution to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership research project between Newcastle University and a UK secondary school, 2008-09.

 

Professional organisations

Anna is a member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) with a special interest in teachers' professional learning and development.

Special interest group convenor: BERA (Educational Leadership).

Reviewer: conference abstracts BERA 2015, BERA 2016.

Reviewer: Management in Education Journal (Sage Publications).

Anna represents the North-East of England as a member of the Foundation for Leadership in Education (FLE) steering group, which is currently reviewing new models of the National Professional Qualifications for school leadership in England.  She also attends National College for Teaching and Leadership licensee meetings in her role as Programme Director for the North East Teaching Schools Partnership.

 

Previous roles 

A former Languages specialist, Anna has held a number of senior leadership positions in primary and secondary schools in the UK.

Anna was the first Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in the UK from the field of Education

 

Teaching

 

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences 

Module leader EDU8011: Practices of Enquiry.  Introduction to critical reading, comparative and synthesis methods in literature review (PGT, 10 credits).

Module leader EDU8033: Investigating Educational Leadership (PGT, 40 credits).

Module leader EDU8172: Leadership and Strategic Management (PGT, 20 credits).

Teacher EDU8207: Thinking Critically about Research Methodology (PGT, 20 credits).

Teacher EDU8995: Research in Practice (PGT, 20 credits).

 

North Leadership Centre

Programme Leader: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, Newcastle (UK), 7 - 16 November 2016.

Programme Leader: Leadership Development for Administrators from Xiamen University, Newcastle (UK), 8 - 15 August 2016.

Programme Leader: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, Newcastle (UK), 25 November - 3 December 2015.

Programme Leader: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, Newcastle (UK), 11 - 20 November 2015.

Programme Leader: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, Newcastle (UK), 15 - 24 June 2015.

Programme Leader: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, Newcastle (UK), 1 - 10 June 2015.

Team Leader: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, Almaty (Kazakhstan), 1 - 5 December 2014.


North East Teaching Schools Partnership

Programme Director: National Professional Qualifications for Middle Leadership, Senior Leadership and Headship, 2015 - date.

Facilitator: National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership, National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership, 2014 - date.

Quality Assurance: National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership, National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership, National Professional Qualification for Headship, 2014 - date.

Accredited Assessor: National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership, National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (EMLC, national assessment centre for NPQ programmes), 2015 - date.


Supervision

Anna currently supervises one PhD student and four EdD students.  She also supervises students preparing their dissertations for MEd and MA programmes in Education each year.


Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice

Research

 

Awards

National recognition for outstanding contribution to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership research project between Newcastle University and a UK secondary school.


Projects

Lead: Expectations, Inclusion and Assessment - an extended induction programme for MAEIP students, ULTSEC responsive bid funded project (Newcastle University), 2016-2019.

Quality Assurance (Programme Modules): EC4SLT (Enabling Entrepreneurial School Leadership), Erasmus+ Key Activity 2 Strategic Partnership Schools Project, European Commission funded project, August 2016.

Lead: Cultural leadership for serving school teachers, commissioned by Culture Bridge North East, January - August 2016.


Conferences

Reid, A., Lofthouse, R., and Leat, D. (2016) Our dialogical selves: developing an analytical framework for exploring practitioner identity and agency, British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference, Leeds, 13-15 September 2016.

Reid, A. and Koglbauer, R. (2016) How can Bernstein's (1996) concepts of 'classification' and 'framing' be used to explore the development of programmes for school leaders in the North East of England?, British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) annual conference, Carden Park, 8-10 July 2016.

Reid, A. (2016) Leadership workshop, North East Teaching Schools annual conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, 27 June 2016.

Reid, A. (2016) Leadership development in the North-East of England, Headteacher Leadership and Professional Development Conference, Baoding (China), 8 May 2016.

Reid, A. (2016) Leadership, identity and agency: methods to explore dialogical selves, BELMAS/BERA Leadership SIG event, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 26 April 2016.

Publications