Holly Smith

Holly Smith

Lecturer/ Course leader English Secondary PGCE/ L&T tutor

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education


  • BA (University of Hull)
  • PGCert (University of Exeter)


Holly Smith leads the English PGCE secondary course for aspiring English teachers and is an L&T tutor on the professional studies module.

She has more than 10 years' experience as a teacher of English within the secondary sector.

Her interest in teacher education resulted in a collaboration with the University of Hull teacher training programme as a guest speaker for teaching A Level and teenage fiction in the Key Stage 3 curriculum.

Methods of Teaching English

Learning and Teaching

Research interests

Reading for pleasure

Drama as an engagement tool for learning