Una Coyne

Staff details

Position Primary PGCE Programme Leader and Primary PGCE Admissions Tutor
Department Educational Studies
Email u.coyne (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7717 2255

Una is Primary PGCE Programme Leader and Primary PGCE Admissions Tutor. Una joined the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths on a part time basis in 2006 and became a full time lecturer the following year.


Una currently teaches on both the Primary PGCE and BA Education, Culture and Society courses. On the Primary PGCE she lectures in Primary Mathematics , Curriculum Studies ‘Diversity: Profound and Complex Needs’ and General Professional Studies courses. She is also responsible for School Experience placements and is the Admissions Tutor. Una is a moderator for primary School Experience.

In addition, Una lectures on the Education, Culture and Society BA(Hons) programme. She guest lectures on the Year 1 course entitled ‘The Curriculum: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives’ and the Year 3 option ‘Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Special Educational Needs’. Una is a year leader.

Prior to this, Una spent over 25 years as a teacher in the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark working in primary and special schools including 7 years as a Headteacher in the London Borough of Lewisham. During this time Una held posts of responsibility for Religious Education, Mathematics, Information Communication Technology and curriculum management at the time of the introduction of the National Curriculum.

Professional projects

Una has also worked as an assessment consultant. She is the vice chair of Governors at one of our partnership schools.