Simon Poole

Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for the Masters in Creative Practice in Education.
Senior Lecturer in Education

As a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Children's Services I lecture across a broad spectrum of disciplines.


I have lectured at a number of institutions on Music Practice and also Music Technology, as a discrete subject but also within the context of education; due in the main to my experiences within the Music industry as a singer, songwriter, producer and record label owner (soil records), and of course my 10 years as a Primary and Early Years teacher. In all, I have been song writing, singing, recording and releasing music for 17 years; I’ve now written a total of 7 albums and as ‘a loose kite’ I’m still writing today.

I lecture upon the Post Graduate and first degree programmes and also on the MA in Creativity. More recently  I have had a role in the implementation and provision of a TDA funded music module for generalist teachers as well as those with more musical expertise, working alongside CAMERATA (the Royal Northern College of Music). I and have worked with colleagues through a process of critical analyses of the revised ITT music provision for Palestine in the last year

Amongst my other current duties, I deliver Mentor Training to Professional Mentors based in Primary Schools and have the responsibility of being a Cluster Lead and University Tutor in Partnership with a number of schools in the North West. I also project manage the male recruitment and retention for the undergraduate BA QTS programme.  After undertaking the role of year 1 leader upon the BAQTS programme, I now lead the Masters in Creative Practice in Education.