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Lesley Hagger-Vaughan

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Lesley Hagger-Vaughan is an Assistant Professor in Education at the University of Nottingham.

Following an extensive and diverse career in teaching and in senior leadership roles at school, local authority and national agency level, she joined the School of Education in June 2013. Lesley has extensive experience of teaching, examining, advising and developing national policy in the field of Modern Languages, moving from Head of Languages to Language College Director and subsequently Deputy Head of a large urban secondary school in the Midlands. In addition to managing the Community Languages Service and establishing the DfES Primary Languages Pathfinder in Sandwell, she set up an award winning City Learning Centre, specialising in the use of technology to support learning.

Lesley has been involved in the development of national policy in the field of Modern Languages over a long period; as a consultant, and then subsequently as Senior Curriculum Advisor for the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, supporting the development and implementation of the National Curriculum and national language qualifications. As a consultant to the DfES National Languages Strategy she worked on the development of the National Languages Ladder, providing a framework for progression in language learning linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. She held the post of Principal Examiner for German GCSE for a major examination board for five years and is currently a languages subject expert for Ofqual. Prior to moving to the School of Education, Lesley worked with Teaching School Alliances on the DfE Languages Support Programme for Schools, building their capacity and capability to lead languages education and coaching current and potential Specialist Leaders of Education.

Lesley also has an interest in international education and links. She has managed a long-standing curriculum partnership with a German comprehensive school, led a teacher visit to South Africa to work with schools involved in the Khayna Project and she has also worked with European educators through the Apple Regional Training Centre Programme. She is a longstanding member of the Association of Language Learning, a former Executive Member of the National Association of Language Advisors and a member of the judging panel for the European Commission's European Languages Label.

Teaching Summary

Lesley currently teaches on the Modern Languages PGCE course and co-ordinates an ITE Learning Technologies Special Interest Group.

Research Summary

Lesley has published articles and reports in the field of languages education; her research interests include modern languages education policy, curriculum and assessment, the teaching and learning… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Lesley has published articles and reports in the field of languages education; her research interests include modern languages education policy, curriculum and assessment, the teaching and learning of German and the use of technology to support language learning.

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