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Kate Firks


Marjon Teacher Education Partnership

01752 636700 Ext:5529

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Role Summary



MA Education, University of Plymouth

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth

PGDip Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments, University of Plymouth

Attestation de stage: Langue, Culture et Enseignement, L'Institut Universitaire de  Formation des Maitres de Bretagne, Rennes

PGCE, University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth

BA English and Archaeology, Exeter


I teach across the following programmes:

  • PGCE/School Direct Primary Education
  • BA Education Studies
  • BA Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies
  • BEd Primary Education
  • BSc Psychology
  • FdA Learning and Teaching


  • Inclusive practice within education
  • Mediated Learning and Instrumental Enrichment
  • Cortical vision impairment
  • Primary Foreign Language education
  • Autoethnographic practice



Expert Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Roles on external bodies


Other Interests

  • As a QTVI, I also work outside the institution as a Specialist Support Professional for Students with Sensory Impairment (SSPVI), providing academic support to students in FE and HE who are in receipt of Disability Support Allowance
  • Member of Nasen


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