Michael Green BA Hons, MA, SFHEA

Head of Strategic Partnerships Education

Key details

Michael Green

Head of Strategic Partnerships Education

Michael Green is the Head of Strategic Partnerships Education within the Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich and is a member of the Faculty Executive.

Michael joined the university in 2014 firstly as a Principal Lecturer and Lead for the Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership and School Direct programmes and moved into his current faculty role in May 2017.
Michael's role focusses on providing strategic leadership to the faculty on partnerships with local, regional, national and international education providers and ensuring that the faculty strategy on community and education partnerships aligns with the university's overall strategy. He also oversees the development of CPD and research with education partners.

In his current role Michael is the chair of three Faculty Committees – the Strategic Board for Teacher Education, the Teacher Education Group and lastly the Faculty Internationalisation and Partnerships Committee. He is also a member of several university committees including the Global Greenwich Group and the Transnational Education Group.

Michael has worked in a number of roles within higher education since 2009. Before joining the University of Greenwich he was Programme Director for the undergraduate degree in primary education at Canterbury Christ Church University, and also the Phase Quality Lead overseeing all aspects primary provision.
Before entering higher education he worked in a number of primary schools within the borough of Medway. In his last teaching position he was Assistant Headteacher for a three form entry primary school. Whilst working in schools he held a number of curriculum responsibilities including Literacy subject lead and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) subject lead.

Michael has experience of teaching on a range of different teacher education programmes, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and employment based (Teach First and School Direct).
Michael is currently an external examiner at two other universities and also a member of the management committee for the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers. Additionally he is a Director for three other education-based organisations – two Multi-Academy Trusts and a Co-Operative Trust.

In July 2015, Michael was awarded Senior Fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) for his proven and sustained track record in higher education teaching and management.

Posts held previously:

* 2014- 17, Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich
* 2013-14, Primary Phase Quality Lead, Canterbury Christ Church University
* 2011-14, Programme Director, Canterbury Christ Church University
* 2009-11, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University
* 2006-09, Assistant Headteacher, Napier Primary School
* 2002-06, Head of Year, Arden Junior School

Responsibilities within the university

* Head of Strategic Partnerships Education
* Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
* Faculty Executive


  • Chief External Examiner at University of Brighton and External Examiner at Manchester Metropolitan University Stonewall Accredited Trainer, focusing on supporting schools to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying
  • Management Committee Member for The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers
  • Trustee for Brentknoll-Watergate Co-operative Trust
  • Faculty Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Director for Woodland Academy Trust
  • Director for Endeavour Partnership Trust

Research / Scholarly interests

Michael is currently doing his PhD, exploring the lived experiences of gay and lesbian primary teachers.

Michael has a range of management experience within Higher Education. His expertise lies in quality assurance, partnership development and mentoring. He has undertaken a range of consultancy supporting other providers of Initial Teacher Education in preparing for Ofsted inspections and developing high quality partnerships.

Key funded projects

  • 2015, DfE: Government Equalities Office and Stonewall,Train the Trainer project

Recent publications

Green, M. (2017) Tackling workload reports: An ITT provider's response. Department for Education. (In Press)

Green, M. (2016) Case study: Promoting and tracking trainees' impact on pupil learning and progress. NASBTT (The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers) & UCET (Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers).

Green, M. (2016) An exploration of the lived experiences of Year Six children on a residential trip to Normandy. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education.

Green, M. (2015). What do teachers gain from organizing educational visits? In: Sangster, M. ed., Developing Teacher Expertise 2. London: Continuum.

Green, M. (2014). Getting Outside. In: Bower, V. ed., Early Literacy: Birth to Eight. London: Sage.

Green, M. and Sangster, S. (2012). An Evaluation of an Alternative Placement Experience for Students Undertaking Primary Initial Teacher Training. Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 38 (4), pp. 69-482.

Green, M. (2012). Is Learning Outside the Classroom Worth It? In: Sangster, M. ed., Developing Teacher Expertise. London: Bloomsbury.

Green, M. (2011). An Introduction to Information Communication Technology. In: Driscoll, P., Lambirth, A. and Roden, J. ed., The Primary Curriculum: A Creative Approach. London: Sage.

Green, M. (2011). Inspiring and Enthusing Children as Readers and Writers of Non-Fiction. In: Bower, V. ed., Creative Ways to Teach Literacy: Ideas for Children Aged 3-11. London: Sage.


Green, M. (2017) Supporting the Development of Student Teachers – Mentoring. In: National Primary Teacher Education Council Conference: Mentoring and coaching for an enduring primary career, 30 March, London, UK

Green, M. (2017) A University's Response to Reducing Teacher Workload Recommendations. In: UCET Primary and Early Years Committee Morning Sympsoium on workload reports and ITE programmes, Friends House, London

Green, M.and Hilditch, F. (2015) Reconceptualising partnership: the experiences of one university. In: UCET Annual Conference, 3-4 November 2015, Birmingham Hilton Metropole, UK.

Green, M. (2015). Effective mentoring in the context of the Carter recommendations. In:UCET primary symposium.London: UCET.

Green, M. (2015). Involving school partners to drive student teacher improvement. Let's talk about… improving support for student and probationary teachers to learn more effectively. In: TEAN & GTCS Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Teaching Council.

Green, M. and Jordan-Daus, K. (2012). Turning potential into reality: An exploration of effective strategies to enable student progress. In: Crossroads: New Directions in Teacher Education. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Green, M. (2011). Learning Outside the Classroom: Research into the Barriers and Opportunities for Primary Children and Educators. In: Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Transforming Teaching, Inspiring Learning. Singapore: The National Institute of Education.

Green, M. (2011). Research into the Contribution that an Alternative Placement Can Have on Trainee Teachers Training to Teach Primary Education. In: Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Transforming Teaching, Inspiring Learning. Singapore: The National Institute of Education.

Green, M. and Sangster, M. (2010). The Value of an Alternative Placement Experience for Primary Initial Teacher Training Students. In: British Education Research Association Annual Conference. Warwick: Warwick University.

Green, M. and Sangster, M. (2010). The value of an alternative placement experience for primary initial teacher training students. In: The European Conference on Educational Research. Helsinki, Finland.