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Pippa Abbott

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education: English

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855043

Before coming to Worcester University, Pippa taught in a range of schools around the Solihull and Birmingham area. She had experience of teaching in all key stages, including working in a unit for children with moderate learning difficulties. She undertook a range of management and leadership roles and responsibilities, both as a member of the Senior Management Team and as a Literacy Subject Co-ordinator and Lead Teacher for Literacy in Solihull. She was also a member of the LA Team who worked with children who were gifted in the area of Literacy. Until September 2012, she was Subject Leader for English and co-leads the PGCE and Year 2 English modules.



B Ed (Hons)


Certificate in Drama in Education

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Pippa holds an M.Phil, University of Worcester. Her area of research is Primary Drama.

Teaches on PGCE and Undergraduate English modules, including research modules.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

UKLA – United Kingdom Literacy Association

National Drama



UCW Student Conference (2003) The teaching of drama: can it improve the quality of children’s writing in the primary school?

Mills, C. and Abbott, P, 2002, Effective Teachers of Writing: What do they know and do? In Ellis, S and Mills, C. Connecting, Creating: new ideas in teaching writing

Digital Literacy in Initial Teacher Education: Raising Standards in Writing: Escalate conference, May 2011

Exploring ways to develop primary trainees’ confidence in their ability to teach phonics: TEAN conference, May 2012

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner for Undergraduate English courses, Core and Specialist –University of Chichester 2006 - 2010

Governor of local primary school (Solihull)