Seraphina Simmons-Bah

Seraphina Simmons-Bah BA Hons, QTS, MA

Senior Teaching Fellow in Primary Education

Key details

Seraphina Simmons-Bah

Senior Teaching Fellow in Primary Education


Seraphina is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich. She is the Programme Leader for the BA Primary Education with QTS and the lead for the Primary English Team. Alongside this, she is heavily involved in the School of Education’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Steering Group, and leads the group’s collaborative work with a range of school partners across Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Further Education, and Special provision.

Seraphina teaches across the Primary Education with QTS, Primary Education Studies, and Primary PGCE programmes. English is her subject specialism, with children’s literature and diversity, equity, and representation being her main areas of interest.

After working as a teaching assistant in the Early Years, Seraphina completed a BA in Primary Education with QTS at the University of Greenwich. She then worked as a class teacher, gaining experience of teaching across the primary phase, from Nursery to Year 6. Within this time, she held the responsibility of School Mental Health Lead.

Whilst working as a teacher, Seraphina completed the MA Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Seraphina is currently studying for a PhD with Goldsmiths and her research focus is ‘How can teachers use literature-based research to develop a critical understanding of racialised issues in the primary classroom?’

Posts Held Previously:

  • 2017 - 2021 Class teacher in London primary schools
  • 2015 - 2017 QAA Student Reviewer
  • 2012 - 2014 Teaching Assistant in London primary schools

Responsibilities within the university

Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Recognition

United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)

Research / Scholarly interests

Children’s literature, diversity and equity in education, critical pedagogy.

Key funded projects

Departmental Bursary from the Department of Educational Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London