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Ms Lizana Oberholzer

Programme Lead MA - Leadership in Education and PGCE Non-QTS / Senior Lecturer

Programme Lead MA - Leadership in Education and PGCE Non-QTS

    Lizana Oberholzer, Programme Leader of the MA Leadership in Education, is an experienced senior leader and former SCITT Director. She carries out research into leadership in schools, the impact of the school-based curriculum approaches on teacher education.

    She is a former founding NASBTT Trustee and led on the NASBTT SEND Project for ITE, Regional Lead for WomenED. She is aTrustee for BAMEed, and contributes regularly to conferences, in which she shares her research and practice with others. She also supports Diverse Educators, Research SEND, and is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and the Network Lead for the Chartered College of Teaching at UEL. 

    She is also a CollectiveEd Fellow and a CMI Fellow and member of the CMI Women’s Steer Group. She contributed to English and Media Edu supporting others in developing their understanding of the various A-level and GCSE specifications in schools too.  She has supported schools by sharing her research and experience on developing key strategies in delivering GCSE curricula effectively to support learners at all levels.

    In addition, she contributed to Surviving and Thriving in Secondary School: The NQT’s Essential Companion, outlining how Newly Qualified Teachers can continue to progress and do well in their new contexts.

    Lizana is passionate about supporting teachers in all education contexts and phases, and is the BERA SIG Convenor for England for Teacher Education and Development, and the RIG Convenor for Governing and Governance. Furthermore, Lizana engages as an active member of IPDA International Committee and is the chair for the IPDA International Conference 2021, and a member of IPDA England.  



    Overview

    Most Recent Research:

    The impact of School Based Curricula in Teacher Education vs University Based Curricula

    Previous Research:

    The impact of collaborative research communities in teacher education

    Developing Teacher Educators and Leadership in Education


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Articles:
    Vare, P., Dillon, J., Oberholzer, L. and Butler, C. 2021. UCET Discussion paper on effective
    Continuing Professional Development.
    Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers.

    Oberholzer, L. 2020. A Small Fish in a Big Pond: Educational Leadership Outside of a
    School Environment. in: Featherstone, K. and Porritt, V. (ed.) Being 10% Braver SAGE
    Publications. pp. 96-102

    Oberholzer, L. 2020. Why Mentoring and Coaching Matters when starting as a Teacher
    Trainee. A think piece working paper
    . Leeds Beckett University.

    Oberholzer, L. 2020. Book Review of Buck, A. (2020) The Basic Coaching Method: All you
    need to know to coach with confidence
    . Leeds Beckett University.

    Skinner, J. and Oberholzer, L. 2020. Learning Conversations with Future Leaders. A practice
    insight working paper. Leeds Beckett University.

    Oberholzer, L. 2019. A Reflection on The Concluding Moments of the CollectivEd
    Conference. Leeds Beckett University.

    Oberholzer, L. 2019. Developing Future Black Minority, Ethnic (BME) Leader’s Self-Efficacy
    through Mentoring and Coaching: A research working paper. Leeds Beckett University.

    Book Chapters:
    Oberholzer, L. 2019. Managing constant change. in: Capel, S., Lawrence, J., Leask, M. and
    Younie, S. (ed.) Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School: The NQT's Essential
    Companion Routledge. pp. 13-24

    Oberholzer, L. 2019. Developing a Culture of Mentoring and Coaching in a Mainstream
    Secondary Context Through the Use of Lesson Study. Research in Teacher Education. 9
    (1), pp. 39-44. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.87649

    Porritt, V. and Oberholzer, L. 2019. NQT Mentoring Can Improve Confidence and
    Retention. School Leadership Today. 10.1, pp. 42-45.

    Oberholzer, L. 2017. Supporting teacher trainees with Special Educational Needs. Research
    in Teacher Education. 7 (2), pp. 22-26. https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.7289

    Book:
    Oberholzer, L. 2019. Secondary Behaviour Management: The Essentials. Routledge.

    Media/Blogs/Podcasts/Video:
    Oberholzer, L. and Vare, P. 2021, What are the key characteristics of CPD? IPDA Blog:
    What are the key characteristics of CPD? – International Professional Development
    Association (ipda.org.uk)

    Oberholzer, L. and Vare, P, 2021, What are the key characteristics of CPD? IPDA Podcast:
    What are the key characteristics that enhance CPD? With Dr Paul Vare by The IPDA
    Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

    Oberholzer, L and Hill, R. 2021, Governing Professionals. The BELMAS Podcast:
    LISTEN: The First BELMAS RIG Podcast!

    Oberholzer. L and Twiselton, S, 2021, Teacher Education SIG: Interview with Sam
    Twiselton, BERA Podcast: Teacher Education SIG: Interview with Sam Twiselton | BERA

    Oberholzer. L, Lofthouse, R, Campbell, P, King, F, 2021, Restricted Access: How could
    coaching and mentoring be reimagined by teacher educators to support Initial Teacher
    Trainees (ITTs) and Early Career Teachers (ECT)?BERA Events: Restricted Access |
    BERA

    Oberholzer, L, 2021, Reimaging mentoring and coaching for teacher trainees and newly
    qualified teachers post-Covid-19, The BERA Blog: Reimaging mentoring and coaching for
    teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers post-Covid-19 | BERA

    Oberholzer, L and Vanassche, E. 2020, IPDA Podcast: Keynote conversations: Prof Eline
    Vanassche by The IPDA Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

    Oberholzer, L. and Finch, J. 2020, IPDA Podcast: Keynote conversation with Dr Jo Finch:
    Keynote conversations: Dr Jo Finch by The IPDA Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

    Oberholzer, L and Clarke, V. 2020, IPDA Podcast: Keynote conversation with Dr Vince
    Clarke: Keynote Conversations: Dr Vince Clarke by The IPDA Podcast • A podcast on
    Anchor

    Oberholzer, L and Mestry, R. 2020, IPDA Podcast: Keynote conversation with Prof Raj
    Mestry : Keynote conversations: Prof Raj Mestry by The IPDA Podcast • A podcast on
    Anchor

    Oberholzer, L. and Strom, K. 2020, IPDA Podcast, Keynote conversation with Dr Katie
    Strom: Keynote conversations: Dr Katie Strom by The IPDA Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

    Oberholzer, L, and Outhwaite, D. 2020, BERA Teacher Education SIG, Lizana Oberholzer
    interviews Deb Outhwaite, the Director of the Derby Teaching Schools Alliance (DTSA)
    BERA Podcast: https://www.bera.ac.uk/media/covid-19-and-teaching-schools

    Oberholzer, L and Gay, A. 2020, BERA Podcast BERA Teacher Education SIG Convenor
    Lizana Oberholzer interviews Allana Gay, the founder of the BAMEeD Network. BERA
    Podcast: https://www.bera.ac.uk/media/bame-educators-and-covid-19

    Oberholzer, L. and Culshaw, S. 2020, BERA Teacher Education SIG, Lizana Oberholzer
    interviews Dr Suzanne Culshaw, whose doctoral research explored what it means to be
    struggling as a teacher. BERA Podcast: Mental Health and Wellbeing: The Impact of Covid19 | BERA

    Oberholzer, L and Skinner, J. 2020, Diversity in Governance: how can we ensure that we
    represent the communities we serve well. Diversity in Governance: how can we ensure that we represent the communities we serve
    well (womened.org)

    Oberholzer, L., 2020, Governance in Education during a time of crisis: a key role, The
    BELMAS Blog. Governance in Education during a time of crisis: a key role (belmas.org.uk)

    Oberholzer. L. and Lee, S. 2020, Coaching and Mentoring: Offering Support in a Time of
    Change, The BELMAS Blog.
    Coaching and Mentoring: Offering Support in a Time of Change (belmas.org.uk)

    Oberholzer, L. and Campbell, P. 2020, A Summary of the IPDA Conversations PreConference Webinar, IPDA Blog:
    A Summary of the IPDA Conversations Pre-Conference Webinar – International Professional
    Development Association

    Oberholzer, L. 2019. The impact of teacher supply challenges on high-quality subjectspecific mentoring. The BERA Blog.
    https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/the-impact-of-teacher-supply-challenges-on-high-qualitysubject-specific-mentoring

    Oberholzer, L. 2019. Teacher Educators’ challenge to remain current to support others in
    their development. International Forum for Teacher Educator Development.
    https://info-ted.eu/teacher-educators-challenge-to-remain-current-to-support-others-in-theirdevelopment/

    Subject Specific Publications:
    Oberholzer, L. 2017, DNA Scheme of Work, UK: English Edu

    Oberholzer, L. 2017, Lord of the Flies Scheme of work, UK: English Edu

    Oberholzer, L. 2017, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Scheme of work, UK:
    English Edu

    Oberholzer, L, 2016, Devi, A., Brading, N. Gladwin, P, Hobson, A. and Thompson, M.
    NASBTT SEND Toolkit, UK: NASBTT

    Publications


    Funding




    Developing Teacher Educators

    Leading Effective Change in Education

    Interests

    Portfolio

    Subject Areas

    MA - Leadership in Education

    Teacher Education

    English

    Teaching