Sharon Towse

Lecturer in Education and Course Leader for BA Early Childhood Studies Foundation Year

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

+44 (0) 1482 462082

Sharon has more than 20 years' experience in early years and primary management having worked in a range of settings within the children's services sector.

She also has 15 years of experience of teaching and learning in Further and Higher Education.

Sharon is currently the Course Leader for the Early Childhood Studies Foundation Year and Lead for NCFE Cache.

She has a keen interest in early years / primary policy and how this impacts on stakeholders.


Research Interests

  • Education policy and practice
  • Early childhood development
  • Forest Schools

Research groups

  • Member of Early Years Research Group


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Critical Practitioner
  • Introduction to Proessional Practice
  • Continuing Professional Practice
  • Professional Practice and Partnership Working
  • Work Based Pedagogy in Practice
  • Special Subject (Early Childhood Studies)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Early Years Teacher

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MEd in Leadership and Learning
  • BA Education
  • EYPS

External roles

  • External Advisor and Chair of Children's Centre Advisory Board

Professional highlights

  • Chair of governors at a primary school for 15 years
  • Head of Curriculum for Early Years at an FE College
  • Leader of Early Years Education