Skip to content

About Deborah Forrest

Before arriving at the University of Chester in 2021 as a Senior Lecturer, I was invited to work as a visiting lecturer for 3 academic years, teaching Early Years – Primary Art & Design for post-graduate students. 

Having qualified as a teacher from the University of Chester, I enjoyed teaching in a Chester school for 19 years.  I worked in a Church of England primary school teaching across Key Stage One and Key Stage Two and holding subject responsibilities for Art & Design, Design Technology and Religious Education and I was one of the Designated Safeguarding Officers.  I was selected to participate in two opportunities of Teachers International Professional Development in Jamaica and Canada.  This involved visiting a variety of schools, collating information and reporting findings to their Education Boards and senior leaders in education.


PR4824 Teaching the Foundation Subjects
PR5824 Teaching the Foundation Subjects (Primary)
PR5825 Teaching core and foundation subjects in KS1 (Early Years-Primary)
PR5826 Planning for learning in the Early Years Foundation stage (Early Years-Primary)
PR6906 Specialism and Professional Enquiry (Dissertation)

PR0026 Curriculum, and Pedagogy for Inclusion in Foundation subject



Arthur Kelly and Deborah Forrest (Faculty of Education and Children’s Services): The Foundations of Learning at Level 4


B.Ed (Hons) with Environmental Science