Who we are

Bowden Education's contributors are education professionals with decades of experience in a range of roles across different educational sectors - Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education and with varying areas of expertise.

All our contributors have experience of supporting and developing those training to teach, early careers teachers, experienced teachers, middle and senior leaders as well as acting as, and supporting those in governance roles.

Meet Our Contributors

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Dr Jonathan Barnes

Expertise: 

  • Cross-Curricular Learning

  • Refugee Education

  • Arts Education

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Adrian Bethune

Expertise: 

  • Wellbeing

  • Mindfulness

  • Mental Health

Dr Virginia Bower

Expertise: 

  • English as an Additional Language

  • Primary English

  • Teaching of Poetry

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Catherine Carden

Expertise: 

  • Educational Leadership

  • Wellbeing & Workload

  • Governance

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David Carden

Expertise: 

  • SEN Leadership

  • Trauma

  • Supervision

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David Gumbrell

Expertise: 

  • Resilience

  • Early Career Mentoring

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Professor Rachel Lofthouse

Expertise: 

  • Coaching & Mentoring

  • Professional Learning & Enquiry

  • Lesson Study

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Trace Parvin

Expertise: 

  • Oral Storytelling

  • Children's Literature

  • Reading & Writing Development

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Harriet Smith

Expertise: 

  • Primary Teaching

  • Primary Mathematics

  • Subject Leadership

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Oli Dixon

Expertise: 

  • Sports Psychology

  • Children's Wellbeing & Mental Health

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Dr Lee Hazeldine

Expertise: 

  • Technology-Based Learning

  • Epistemic Insight

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Nic Owen

Expertise: 

  • Wellbeing

  • Self-Care

  • Positive Mental Health

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Mark Roberts

Expertise: 

  • SEN

  • Children with Complex Communication Difficulties

  • SEN Leadership

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Andy Taylor

Expertise: 

  • Teacher Education

  • Early Career Teachers

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Steve Waters

Expertise: 

  • Secondary English

  • School Improvement

  • Wellbeing & Mental Health

  • Counselling