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 Simmons-Bah is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Education since September 2021. She previously worked as an Hourly Paid Part-Time Lecturer from September 2020 until August 2021.

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.

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.

Seraphina is currently studying for a PhD with Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research title is ‘How can teachers use literature-based research to develop a critical understanding of racialised issues in the primary classroom?’

Posts held previously:

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


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