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Deborah Langston

Primary Partnership Lead, NQT lead, Nominated safeguarding contact for ITT Primary and Principal Lecturer

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542148

Deborah is a Principal Lecturer within the Institute of Education. She is a member of the Primary management team and is also the Primary Partnership Lead which enables her to work closely with school colleagues and the placement team. A module leader for PITE3001 (a third year undergraduate module linked to Values teaching) Deborah also teaches on the PGCE SSR research module where she oversees students who have chosen SEND as their area of interest. Additionally, she teaches on the third year undergraduate PRiSS research module again overseeing students who are choosing to focus on SEND.

With responsibility for the NQT support team Deborah enjoys close links with former students and is the nominated Primary safeguarding contact too.

Deborah joined the Institute of Education in September 2015. Prior to that, she worked for 25 years in a wide variety of school settings having taught in a one form entry Primary school with a nursery, a small, rural church school in addition to a large, urban, community Primary school. She was a class-based teaching deputy head teacher for 3 years and a head teacher at a school in Worcestershire for 11years during which time she also took the roles of SENCo and Safeguarding lead.


Bachelor of Education (Hons) University of Worcester (1989)
National Professional Qualification for Headship, (2002)    
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Worcester (2017)

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


SEND specifically behaviour management and working memory


SEND (with a particular interest in working memory)         
Behaviour Management       
The Importance and Impact of Teamwork within the school setting      
Teacher Efficacy

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy   
Member of The Chartered College
National Primary Teacher Education Council (NAPTEC) committee member



Conference presentations

Langston, D., (2017) Review of systems and developments to support school based mentors including an exploration of the University of Worcester Mentor Standards. NAPTEC conference, University of Worcester, March.

Langston, D., and Carey-Jenkins, D., (2017) Realising Excellence in Leadership: Transforming teaching and learning in Initial Teacher Education: A Values Based approach. The Higher Education Academy Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Manchester, July.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities