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Esther Fulton

Assistant Professor in Primary Education, Faculty of Social Sciences



Esther is an experienced primary school teacher who worked in schools for over twenty years before completing her masters in Special and Inclusive Education in 2015. Since then she has been working as a teacher educator at the University of Nottingham. As a teacher, Esther took on responsibility for developing the creative curriculum and enhancing drama within the classroom. She was also keen to promote PE and healthy living throughout all year groups. She is interested in promoting creativity within the classroom and supporting beginning teachers to be creative where certain school boundaries may restrict them.

Esther is also interested in teacher identity and supporting beginning teachers on school-based programmes to support their own well-being and resilience.

Expertise Summary

Esther was course leader for the Primary School Direct program for a number of years before becoming the course leader for the Primary PGCE. Since September 2023 she has taken on the Cohort Lead role for this course and continues to be the admissions tutor for Primary PGCE.

Teaching Summary

Esther is currently the course leader for Primary PGCE and the admissions tutor.

Past Research

Primary Education Network Blogs:

Outdoor learning: a waste of space? (July 2017)

A dog's life? (July, 2019)

Teacher resilience in Covid times (May, 2021)

Have we dropped the ball in PE? Promoting PE in the primary curriculum (May, 2022)

Anti-racism within Initial Teacher Education (July, 2023)

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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