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Gillian Golder

Director of School

Marjon Teacher Education Partnership

01752 636700 Ext:5638

Gill Golder

Role Summary



  • Master of Philosophy - specialist area: Interrelationships between Inclusive Education and School Structure, Flexibility and ethos
  • M.Ed in Professional Development in Education
  • PGCE Physical Education
  • BSc Joint Honours Physical Education and Geography


• B.Ed Secondary Education with Physical Education.
• PGCE Secondary Education (all subjects)
• School Direct (all secondary Subjects and primary)
• MA Applied Professional Studies.


  • Excellence in teaching and learning in compulsory education system – thirteen years of experience teaching 11- 18 age range in a range of comprehensive schools.
  • Excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education - 12 years working in two higher education institutions teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Outstanding contribution to consultancy and external body work - work for local authorities managing and delivering high quality continued professional development for secondary school staff, advising on curriculum development for schools, advising Higher Education on development of the 14-19 qualifications, external examining for higher education undergraduate degree programmes. 

My approach to high quality teaching and learning:

• Underpinning philosophy of inclusive education showing strong professional values that respect individual learners and diverse learning communities.
• High quality of the design and planning of learning activities that are informed by my own and others research in the field. 
• My drive for continued professional development to be at the forefront of pedagogic ideas and core knowledge underpinning my subject.
• My passion and enthusiasm for innovation showing the use and value of appropriate learning technologies.


        Golder, Keyworth and Shaw (2019)  Models of Mentoring  Chapter in Capel and Lawrence (eds) Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the secondary school London: Routledg
        Golder, Arthur, Keyworth and Stevens (2019)  Holding weekly briefings Chapter in Capel and Lawrence (eds) Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the secondary school London: Routledge
        Perry, J Golder, G and Lundie D (2018) Metacognition in schools: what does the literature suggest about the effectiveness of teaching metacognition in schools?

Education Review

        Golder G (2018) Creativity and Purpose in the Curriculum Chapter in Luke adn Gourd (eds)

Thriving as a Professional Teacher

        Abingdon: David Fulton press
        Beacom A and Golder G (2016) Developing Disability Sport: The case for a critical pedagogy

Journal of Sport for Development


Golder G and Stevens J (2014) Beyond your Teacher Education in Learning to Teach Physical Education in Secondary School: A companion to school experience Editor Capel, S London, Routledge Falmer.

      Golder G (2013) 3 is the magic number: preparing trainees to meet the SEND needs of all learners PE Matters.


Golder G (2013) Overcoming Barriers and Maximising the achievement of all pupils chapter in Capel and Breckon 'A practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school 2nd Edition London, Routledge Falme.

      Golder G and Arthur J (2013) Viewing Physical Education from a different perspective chapter in Capel and Breckon 'A practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school 2nd Edition London, Routledge Falmer.


Golder G (2010) Maintaining a Safe Teaching environment Chapter in Grout and Long (Eds) Improving Teaching and Learning in Physical Education Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Expert Membership of professional bodies


Roles on external bodies


Other Interests

External Examining

  • Chief External Examiner Sheffiled Hallam University Secondary UG, PGCE and SD routes into teaching Septemner 2014 - 2018

• External Examiner – Bedford University B.Ed Secondary Physical Education (4 year with QTS) September 2011- 2014
• External examiner - University of Worcester BA Outdoor Adventure, leadership and Management September 2010 – September 2012
• External examiner - University of Worcester BSC Physical Education non QTS September 07 – September 2011

External validating and quality assurance

• External validation Panel Worcester University 2013

External Consultancy Activity and Grants

  • SSIF - Numeracy project with ASTSA - impact evaluation
  • SSIF Phonics project with ASTSA - impact evaluation
  • SSIF - Oracy project with PTSA - impact evaluation
  • SSIF - Leadership project with Whitehorse Federation - impact evaluation
  •  Erasmus plus - Maths 4 Millions project

• Youth Sports Trust – Study of the success of Disability DFE project creating step-change in local infrastructure/disabled participation in sport(2012) Research grant in collaboration with Exeter University (40K)
• TTA funded research and conference– The use of ICT in Physical Education in the Exeter Initial Teacher Training Partnership 2005.
• Teach Agency Teaching Pupils with SEN and Disabilities – TDA Development Programme: ITT placements in specialist special education provision2007-2013 (10K annually)
• CPD communications member for South-West afPE management group 2008- present
• CPD consultancy – primary and secondary coordinator of PE CPD for Plymouth and Torbay LDA. July 2006 - 2012
• HE advisory group for the diploma 2009- 2011 Regional network lead for Sport and Active leisure Diploma 2009- 2011
• Building schools for the future Physical education and sport strategy group member 2009-2011
• Physical Education Secondary curriculum dissemination facilitator Jan 2008

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