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About Simon Poole

I have lectured at a number of institutions on Music Practice and also Music Technology, as a discrete subject but also within the context of education; due in the main to my experiences within the Music industry as a singer, songwriter, producer and record label owner (Soil Records), and of course my 10 years as a Primary and Early Years teacher. In all, I have been song writing, singing, recording and releasing music for 17 years; I’ve now written a total of 7 albums and as ‘a Loose Kite’ I’m still writing today.

I lecture upon the Post Graduate and first degree programmes and also on the MA in Creativity. More recently, I have had a role in the implementation and provision of a TDA-funded music module for generalist teachers as well as those with more musical expertise, working alongside CAMERATA (the Royal Northern College of Music). I have worked with colleagues through a process of critical analyses of the revised ITT music provision for Palestine in the last year.

Amongst my other current duties, I deliver Mentor Training to Professional Mentors based in Primary Schools and have the responsibility of being a Cluster Lead and University Tutor in Partnership with a number of schools in the North West. I also project manage the male recruitment and retention for the undergraduate BA QTS programme.  After undertaking the role of year 1 leader upon the BAQTS programme, I now lead the Masters in Creative Practice in Education.

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • PR4907 (Undergrad)

Postgraduate:

  • CD7301
  • CD7305
  • CD7307
  • CD7308
  • CD7309
  • CD7310
  • CD7312

 

Research