Roz Hornsby Faculty of Education & Health

Roz Hornsby BSc, PGCE, MA

Roz Hornsby

Roz Hornsby

Principal Lecturer, Secondary Education

Department of Secondary, LLTE and PE & Sport

Faculty of Education and Health

Roz Hornsby is Principal Lecturer of Secondary Education in the Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport at the University of Greenwich.

Roz began teaching in 1986, working in three different secondary schools, the last school as Head of Department for five years before joining the university in 1998.

Roz is currently Lecturer for undergraduate BA Hons Physical Education and Sport; and the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme. As Programme Leader for the PGCE since 2006, she has since acquired a Quality Assurance (QA) role responsible for mentoring across the department. She organizes and leads on the Mentor Training Stage 1 and Stage 2 qualifications both in partnership schools and in the university. Her QA role involves supporting and advising university tutors, school colleagues and trainees on various aspects of the PGCE programme. She works in a supportive role when visiting trainees and mentors on school placements.

Since 2011, she has been the Course Coordinator for Professional Studies, providing opportunities for trainees to debate controversial and contemporary issues, as well as recruiting specialists in the priority areas from our partnership schools to contribute to the quality of the programme. Roz organises alternative placements for the PGCE trainees in special schools, pupil referral units, those with emotional & behavioural difficulties' and in prisons.

Roz has moderated, supported and quality assured the work of two School-Centred Initial Teacher Training schools (SCITT); Colchester and Mid Essex, the University of Greenwich accrediting their Initial Teacher Education programmes. She also delivers lectures and seminars focusing on working at level 7 and research methods with the trainees. 

Her MA degree research project focused on the quality and quantity of Physical Education (PE) at Key Stage 2. The results inspired her to produce a video / DVD resource to support the teaching of gymnastics at Key Stages 2 and 3. This was reviewed in the British Journal of PE and Sport. As a result of her passion for teaching gymnastics, Roz has taken the initiative to offer INSET courses to both primary and secondary trainees, Newly Qualified Teacher's and teachers based on developing gymnastics subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Roz initiated and chaired the first Physical Education Thematic Interest Group within the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) in Groningen, the Netherlands to since forge links with other institutions such as Gothenburg University where she has organised exchanges for year two trainees.

Posts held previously:

  • 1998-2005, Senior Lecturer Physical Education, University of Greenwich
  • 1994-98, Head of Physical Education, St John Rigby College, Kent
  • 1992-94, Teacher of Physical Education and I/C of GCSE PE, Bacons College, London
  • Principal Lecturer of Secondary Education in the Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport
  • Lecturer of Physical Education and Sport on the undergraduate BA Hons and PGCE programme
  • Leads and provides QA on the PGCE programme
  • External examiner, Bromley SCITT
  • Contributor to Head of Departments Greenwich Schools Meetings/Partnership Committee /Secondary Programme Committee
  • Member of UCET, AfPE and London Providers Harmonization Group
  • Member of the Secondary Partnership Committee

Roz's research interests consider the different routes into teaching, e.g. PGCE / School Direct / SCITT.
The Impact of Mentoring on Trainee progress and measuring the effect of student progress by using different teaching styles in delivering practical sessions.

Funded research projects

  • iPad Project, University of Greenwich

Hornsby, R. (2014). Different Routes into Teaching and How to apply for training places. In: Excellence In Teaching Conference. University of Greenwich.

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