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Jim Phillips – MA, BDes(Hons), PGCE

Deputy Head: School of Education and Arts


I am proud to teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School of Education and Arts and am passionate about supporting the development of an effective workforce, that can meet the needs of the diverse range of children and young people. As such, I am keen to ensure all our students feel well supported as they develop into the professionals of the future.

With over 15 years experience within the education sector, I love being actively involved in teaching and learning, lecturing across a range of programmes and supporting the strategic leadership of the School of Education and Arts as Deputy Head of School.


My main research interests focus around curriculum development and supporting children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities.


I completed my degree in Illustration and progressed onto a PGCE (Secondary) teaching qualification. This led me into secondary school education, where I taught/ led departments for over 12 years. Throughout this time, I became a teacher training mentor within my settings and completed my MA studies. Over time, my professional perspective changed and I became more heavily involved with special educational provisions, developing knowledge and experience with relevant professionals, provision and policies. This led to me lecturing on a range of education programmes upon joining University Campus Doncaster, including developing and programme leading the SENCO qualification (NASENCO) and BA Education Studies courses.

Further Industry Experience

I am an external examiner for a range of programmes validated through the University of Hertfordshire and am a governor at a local special school.