Mrs Sarah Barton
Sarah has over 30 years’ experience in the field of early years’ education, training originally as a nursery nurse. She is a qualified primary school teacher and has spent 20 years teaching, training and lecturing in the post compulsory sector within the specialism of early years care and education. Sarah joined the University of Portsmouth in January 2011 to lead the EYPS course and teach on the Foundation Degree EYCE and BA in Early Childhood Studies. She spent 4 years joint coordinating the FdA in her previous employment at a partner college and has been an EYPS assessor for 4 years. She is now Programme Leader for the newly revised Early Years Teacher Status training programme.
Sarah completed the Masters in Learning and Teaching in 2012 and is continuing research in her areas of interest including the Professional Voice of the Early Years Practitioner; Personal, Social and Emotional Development of the Young Child; Child Behaviour and Outdoor Education.
Sarah reveals that she finds supporting students in their academic and professional development hugely enjoyable and satisfying, looking forward to Graduation each summer with much anticipation.