Mrs Abigail Schwarz

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Education (QTS)
Room
K4

Biography

Abi is from a primary education background and has taught in schools in Kirklees, West Cheshire and Shropshire. She has worked across the primary phases, led a resource provision for children with complex moderate learning difficulties and has extensive experience in Key Stage 2.

From 2014 – 2019, Abi was Assistant Head at a school in Shropshire, leading curriculum development, mentoring trainees and NQTs. Abi’s philosophy of practice is to cultivate a culture of creative teaching and learning. She has a keen interest in making learning creative, and engaging and breaking down barriers to learning through innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

In 2019, Abi began a new career at Wrexham Glyndŵr University as a mathematics specialist in the field of teacher education.

Abi enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her family, as well as Tae Kwon Do and swimming.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) European Politics (Leeds University)

  • PGCE Primary Education (QTS) (Leeds University)

  • MA Education (Manchester Metropolitan University)

  • NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) Postgraduate Certificate of Education – Professional and Clinical Education

  • ILM Diploma in Management

  • MSc Medical Science

  • Foundation Award in Business Administration

  • Diploma of the Society of Physiotherapy

Research

  • Creative teaching and learning

  • Development of mathematical thinking   

  • Barriers to maths learning

  • Developing children as resilient learners

Courses