Sue Meeke-Smith

Job Role
Lecturer In Primary Education Qts


I have taught in a variety of Shropshire and Gwynedd primary schools for 14 years, spending time in all key stages and phases, especially Reception.  I am a passionate advocate for promoting the joy of teaching and learning with small people.  During my Masters studies I focused on educational inequality pertaining to economic differences, with a specific emphasis on exploring the word gap which exists for some children as they begin school.

I live in Wales with my husband, three primary-aged children and a cat – it’s generally quite a noisy house!  I’m an avid crochet fiend and enjoy playing the piano and being outside in green spaces.


BEd (Hons) General Primary with English

MA Education in Society


Vocabulary differences upon starting school.

The role of parental views and engagement upon outcomes for children.

Educational outcomes and how they entwine with economic differences.


Primary QTS programmes

Non QTS Education Programmes