Simon Chapman

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Simon joined the University of Northampton in 2022. He is currently the Year 1 Leader for the BA Primary Education (QTS) and curriclum lead for Computing.

Simon studied for his first degree at the University of Leciester and was awarded a BA (Hons) in History. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate for Education and a Masters in Education, both awarded by the University of Northampton.

Simon began his career in education teaching in a range of primary schools in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Simon has held many posts withing primary schools including being a subject leader in Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education. Simon also spent time as a Key Stage Leader, Phase Leader and an Assistant Headteacher.

Simon is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Physical Education specialist and designs and teaches across a range of undergraduate modules and supervises dissertations.

Research Interests

Simon’s interests include Physical Education; for his Masters in Education thesis, Simon explored undergraduate teachers' perceptions on their preparedness to deliver curriculum physical education on completion of their Initial Teacher Education.

More recently, Simon is also researching into the role of Extended Reality in Teaching and Learning and has become the leader for the XR Special Interest Groups as part of the University of Northampton's Centre for Active Digital Edcuation (CADE).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MA Education, University of Northampton

Award Date: 1 Jul 2022

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Northampton

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011

BA (Hons) History , University of Leicester

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007


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