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About & qualifications
  • Over twenty years experience in independent and state colleges
  • Bachelor of Science (HONS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • A-Level Biology
  • KS3/GCSE Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Supporting adult learners in Higher Education
  • Expertise in Special Educational Needs 
  • DBS (enhanced) certificate
  • References available
   Tracy Hartshorn BSc (HONS); PGCE; QTS

Loughborough University

I started my career in nursing and worked for the NHS for ten years. When my children were young I decided to return to education. I completed my degree at Loughborough University. This was a wonderful experience so I  was delighted to continue at Loughborough to read a Science Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I completed this in 2000 and went on to gain Qualified Teacher Status at Brockington College. I went on to teach and achieve promotion at three further colleges. I feel privileged to have worked alongside many students with a wide range of needs; I am passionate about education and have seen the positive impact  that academic attainment has on individuals.  
During my career I have completed qualifications in educational leadership, and as an Assistant Principal I was responsible for the development of teaching & learning within my own college and across colleges in Leicestershire. My experience of leading coaching and mentoring is a useful asset which I continue to use when supporting the people that I meet. I have a professional, and personal interest in Special Educational Needs, and have leadership experience in Access and Intervention strategies. In January 2017, I will sadly say goodbye to my friends, colleagues and students at Ratcliffe College to follow a long term aspiration - to build a science education business and to make a difference where I can.
Favourite quote
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr Suess
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