School of Education and Sociology


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Mr Andrew Porter

  • Role Title: Director of Initial Teacher Training
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5384
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  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I have been working in the School of Educationand Childhood Studies since 2005. Before that I was a secondary school Geography teacher and latterly was Head of Geography at Horndean Technology College just outside of Portsmouth. I came to the university initially to run the Secondary PGCE Geography course and was subsequently promoted to Director of ITT with management and quality assurance responsibility for all of our initial teacher education. In that role, and with the support of my team, we were graded as an ‘outstanding’ provider by OFSTED in our last inspection.

My interests in education are very varied. I am particularly interested in the use of e-portfolios and their ability to support critical reflection and professional development. This was the focus of my Master’s dissertation. I am currently considering the focus for my Doctorate level studies but I would like to look at neuroscience and its application in the school classroom. Along with my team we are building are collaborative research profile with local schools and other researchers within the university.

I regularly attend UCET, OFSTED and local Teaching School Alliance meetings. I teach on a range of courses in the School of Education, including Foundation Degrees and Master’s level courses and I also supervise undergraduate dissertations. 


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