Emma  Longley

Ms Emma Longley MA, BED(Hons), NPQH, CMI Coach

Academic Portfolio Lead for Primary Education

Emma is a Academic Portfolio Lead for Primary Education.

Emma is a primary school governor with responsibility for SEND and Pupil Premium.

Current position and how long you have been in post
  • Senior Teaching Fellow (since 2016)
  • Portfolio Lead in School of Education: Primary (since 2022)
Clinical/professional background if relevantEmma has over 25 years experience in Primary, Secondary and Special Education. She has worked as a teacher and senior leader in several schools. She has had responsibility for leading and supporting school improvement in several different strategic roles working alongside a large number of schools across London and the South East
Teaching areas and professional interestsInclusion, maths, Education and Professional Studies

Posts held previously

  • 2022: Supported implementation of the DFE behaviour hubs programme
  • 2013 - 2022: Deputy Regional Lead and Achievement coach in primary and secondary schools supporting development of  inclusive practices across  London and South East (Achievement for All)
  • 2013 - 2020: Independent teaching and learning consultant and school improvement coach
  • 2010 - 2013: Headteacher in a primary school with a unit for SLCN/ASC
  • 2008 - 2010: Deputy Headteacher in a primary school
  • 2005 - 2008: Advanced Skills Teacher for Kent Local Authority – supporting schools in challenging circumstances
  • 1998 - 2005: Qualified as a Primary Teacher in 1998. Class teacher and Senior Leader in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - assessment, maths, PE, SENCO.

Responsibilities within the university

*  Academic Portfolio Lead for Primary Education
*  Tutor on the BA and PGCE Initial Teacher Education primary programmes
*  Year Lead on BA Primary Education programme
*  Personal tutor
*  Qualified coach -  currently working within the UoG coaching network
*  School experience tutor for BA, PGCE and School Direct trainees


University of Northampton – panel member on the Periodic Subject Review of the Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (May 2022)

Governor in a Primary School – lead for SEND and Pupil Premium