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Mr Daniel Ayres

Senior Lecturer

English, computing, professional studies

Department of Teacher Education , School of Education and Communities

Daniel Ayres is a teacher educator working on undergraduate BA, PGCE, School Direct and Post-Graduate Apprenticeship teacher training programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Teaching English, computing, professional studies. Researching teacher training and development.


  • MA Education Leadership
  • PGDip Educational Research
  • PGCE Primary with QTS, English
  • BA Honours English Language and Theatre Studies

Areas Of Interest

Daniel researches and writes about effective teacher training and early professional development.

On This Page


Daniel teaches primacy curriculum subjects including English and computing. He also delivers input on professional studies, reflective practice, planning & teaching, assessment, and is a CEOP ambassador. He leads on the primary English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, and Master's level modules, including Active Enquiry & Intervention.

External roles

  • Lead Examiner, Primary PGCE, University of Wolverhampton
  • External Examiner (Practice), Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln


  • Teacher Education Research Group (TERG), UEL
  • UEL Research & Knowledge Exchange (2018)
  • School-HEI Collaborative Research Partnerships.
  • Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
  • Collaborative Research Partnerships (May 2018)
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Developing Practitioner Researchers: Pre-service Teachers' Engagement in Action Research. (Sept 2014)
  • Cass Research Conference, What use is research? Drawing on trainee & teacher perspectives to develop a teacher-researcher competency framework. (May 2014)
  • Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), What use is research? Developing a teacher-researcher competency framework. (May 2014)
  • Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), From Reflective Practice to Systematic Enquiry: Turning pre-service teachers into practitioner researchers. (May 2014)


  • Ayres, D (tbc) 'Practitioner Research Skills: Newly Qualified Teachers' Experiences' in Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal.
  • Ayres, D. (ed.) (tbc) The Primary ITE Professional Studies Reader. (2nd ed). London: Sage
  • Ayres, D. (2019) 'New teachers and practitioner research: willing; able; irrelevant', in Research in Teacher Education, 9 (1), pp. 24-28.
  • Morris, D., Uppal, G. and Ayres, D. (2015) 'Being Creative with Technology: Using ICT to enhance the teaching of literacy and numeracy', in Leask, M., Burden, K. and Younie, S. [Eds.] Learning to Teach using ICT in the Primary School. [2nd edn.] Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Ayres, D. (2014) 'The role of practical experience: toward an ITE signature pedagogy', in Research in Teacher Education, 4 (1), pp. 10-16.
  • Ayres, D., Tyrrell, C. and Poon, K. (2013) 'Mobile technology: a study on the impact on the role of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tutor', in Research in Teacher Education, 3 (1), pp. 27-32.
  • Ayres, D. (ed.) (2012) The Primary PGCE Professional Studies Reader. London: Sage


PGCE Primary With ICT And Computing

The PGCE with ICT and Computing route gives you the additional expertise, confidence and skills to take on a leadership role in this subject.

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School Direct

School Direct is a school-led teacher training route, where participating schools recruit and select their own trainees.

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  • Managing Professional Change and Development (Module Leader)
  • Critical Incidents in Teaching
  • Learning, Teaching and Effective Pedagogy Across the Curriculum - Computing & ICT
  • Developing Understanding and Skills in English
  • School-Based Learning and Every Child Matters
  • PR6001 School-based Learning Reflections on Practice (Mental Wealth)
  • PR7000 Active Enquiry and Intervention: Impacting on Learner Progress
  • PR7001 Developing and Extending Understanding of a Specific Subject/Area
  • PR7310 Managing Professional Change and Development
  • PR7400 Critical Incidents in Teaching


  • Reviewer, Teacher & Teacher Education Journal, Elsevier.
  • School Governor, Havering Education Services.