Mr Benjamin Taylor
Senior Lecturer in Education Studies / Early Childhood Studies
Ben Taylor is a senior lecturer in the Cass School of Education and Communities. He teaches on the Early Childhood Studies and Education Studies programmes. He is module leader for ED4034 (Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years) and its distance learning equivalent. Ben's research interests include looked after children, unaccompanied asylum seeking children and virtual schools.
ED 5.04, Stratford Campus
Cass School of Education and Communities
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner
Quality Mark Assessor for primary schools, early years settings and extended services providers
I am currently studying for my Doctorate of Philosophy. This relates to my previous area of work: the support for looked after children. Specifically the research that I am undertaking focusses on the allocation of the looked after children pupil premium funding. This was a policy of the coalition government and has been continued under the current Conservative government. Pupil premium is additional funding paid to schools to help close the attainment gap between children looked after by local authorities and their non-looked after peers. My research focuses on how this funding is used, how effectively schools and local authorities use it, and how they know it has been successful.
I am the module leader for ED4034 - Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years, both on campus and the distance learning equivalent. I also teach on other modules, across the different levels and including both Early Childhood Studies and Education Studies.