Andy Hale

Andy Hale

Principal Lecturer – Primary Partnership Lead

Primary Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542080

Andy Hale is an experienced primary school practitioner with a career of over 30 years in primary schools, the last fifteen of which were as Headteacher. Andy’s introduction to primary education came following his Bachelor of Education degree from Wolverhampton University. He achieved NPQH in 2003 before commencing his post as a headteacher.

Andy started with the University of Worcester in October 2019 as an Associate Lecturer, largely supporting student placements and student recruitment. With the challenges caused by the pandemic in early 2020, Andy increased his role to support students as a coach/mentor and taking on an increased teaching role. Andy now teaches on both PG and UG courses and as of November 2020 took up the post of Primary Partnership Lead in transition to taking on the sole role for this in January 2021.  

Over recent years, Andy has also been a trainer for NPQH and NPQML courses as well as being an external marker for NPQ assignments and has wide experience in training and development for teachers and school leaders.

Although a keen musician and sports enthusiast, with an eclectic taste in music and a particular liking for cycling, going to the gym and walking, Andy’s teaching specialisms lie in Maths and Professional Studies, with a particular passion for student and staff wellbeing and mental good health.


  • Bachelor of Education - Primary Studies.
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Learn Upon Training completed

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
  • Safeguarding Essentials

Teaching and Research

Andy enjoys teaching Professional Studies and has a passion for helping students with the recruitment process and helping them to get their first teaching posts. Andy also teaches as part of the Maths team and has a keen interest in the pedagogy of Maths teaching and developing a real enjoyment for Maths.

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Member of the National Association for Headteachers

Recent Publications

Andy has recently contributed to the 4th Edition of 'Professional Studies in Primary Education'. Cooper and Elton-Chalcraft, Sage Publishing, January 2022

External Roles

Andy supports trainees, teachers and school leaders as part of his wider contacts outside of the university.