School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Fred Clark

Head of Education


Fred is Head of Education within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, a lecturer in Education and Director of the Primary PGCE/School Direct programme at Newcastle University. Fred has been a long standing member of the PGCE team at Newcastle University with teaching responsibilities in Primary Mathematics and Professional Studies.  Prior to his appointment at Newcastle University, Fred was a primary school teacher, senior leader and teacher-governor.  He led the DfE Training School Programme at Lobley Hill Primary School and was Deputy SCITT Manager at Gateshead 3-7 SCITT.  Fred was also a visiting lecturer in ICT for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training programmes at Northumbria University.  Fred holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).