Anna Grant is a lecturer in Education, working on the Primary PGCE and Education, Culture and Society. Her specialism is in Mathematics and Children’s Literature.
Anna graduated with a BA Honours in French and Russian from the University of Nottingham, and has recently completed an MA in Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths. With a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Sussex, Anna continued her professional development by completing a Maths Specialist Teacher programme at the University of Brighton. She has also trained as Teacher of English Language, with a University of Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Adults and Young Learners.
Anna began her teaching career in Russia, working for the British Council as a language assistant in secondary schools and the Tula Pedagogical University. As part of a British Council project, she taught Language Awareness to English Language teachers from all over Russia. At New College Nottingham, she taught English as a Foreign Language to a wide range of international students, before working for two years in Tokyo, Japan, teaching English to children and adults from Beginner to Advanced Level. She later returned to the UK, teaching English as a Foreign Language at St Giles College, Eastbourne.
Following her PGCE, Anna taught at Primary level largely in Upper KS2, working in schools in East Sussex and South East London. During her career as a Primary Teacher, she has been Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator and Maths Coordinator. Her pedagogic practice is grounded in a creative approach, which encourages active, child-led learning.
Anna joined Goldsmiths in 2015, and has been teaching on the Primary PGCE in Maths, History, Equality Inclusion, EAL & Bilingualism and Professional Studies, as well as supervising students on school placements. She also works as a tutor in Secondary Maths and the Undergraduate course Education, Culture and Society, teaching Introduction to TEFLA and Learning and Thinking.
Anna’s interests are in language, mathematics and creativity.