Alison Saridogan

Alison Saridogan BA Hons Humanities, PGCE, MA

Alison Saridogan
BA Hons Humanities, PGCE, MA

Senior Lecturer, Dance and Physical Education

Department of Teacher Education

Faculty of Education and Health

Alison Saridogan is a Senior Lecturer of Dance and Physical Education in the Department of Secondary LLTE and PE & Sport at the University of Greenwich.

Alison has taught Dance in schools across London, Northamptonshire and New York, including many youth dance groups and while studying for her MA in New York, performed and choreographed for a dance and theatre education company. Alison has provided in-service training in dance for both primary and secondary teachers. In addition to her teaching at Greenwich, she has taught dance and physical education for trainee teachers at the University of Cumbria, Goldsmiths and The Institute of Education.

Alison is course leader of dance on a wide range of courses from Level 4 to Level 7 and contributes to the Dance element within the Physical Education (PE) courses of the Primary Education programme.

She spent four years on the executive committee of the National Dance Teachers Association. This role involved making a contribution to curriculum development, producing resources and lobbying decision makers. 

Alison is currently governor at a school in the borough of Bexley and chairs the Curriculum and Pupil Progress sub-committee. She is also on the board of directors at a Tennis Club in the borough of Greenwich, a role with special responsibility for the Jack Petchey Award Scheme for young people. In January 2016, she was presented with the 'Outstanding Leader Award' for her work with young people in tennis.

Alison is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Posts held previously:

  • Teacher in Dance, PE, English and Art for a number of local education authorities
    The Inner London Education Authority, Tower Hamlets, Northamptonshire and Westminster
  • Lecturer in Dance, at University of Cumbria, Goldsmiths and the Institute of Education
    Training primary and secondary teachers in Dance and PE
  • Senior Lecturer of Dance and Physical Education, Department of Secondary LLTE and PE & Sport
  • Leads on Dance from Level 4 to 7
  • Contributor of Dance in PE on the Primary Education programme
  • Governor at a Grammar School in the Borough of Bexley, Chair of the Curriculum & Pupil Progress sub-committee
  • On board of directors at a tennis club in the Borough of Greenwich. Director with special responsibility for the Jack Petchey Award Scheme for young people
  • Committee member of an NHS Patient Group (Greenwich CCG)
  • 2012-15, Member of the Board / (2013) Editor of Platform: The Journal of Student Research & Scholarship in Secondary Education [online]

The provision of dance in education in Primary and Secondary schools; how, when and where it is taught and quality of the provision.

Funded research projects

  • Research Assessment Exercise project: An Evaluation to Assess the Effectiveness of Primary School Physical Education and School Sport

Sarıdoğan, A. (2004). Maximising Opportunity.Dance Matters, Issue 40 (2006: Issue 45., 2007: Issue 48).

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Sarıdoğan, A. (2013). Dance in Education. In: Platform journal at the School of Education Research Conference. University of Greenwich.

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