Position: Senior Lecturer/CCRS co-ordinator
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2232)
Role: Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) Co-ordinator, Senior Lecturer Theology & RE
Telephone: 0121 476 1181 ext 2232
Eamonn originally trained as a primary school teacher and then later became a deputy head before becoming a lecturer at the university. Having gained a First Class hons degree in Theology Eamonn has always been particularly enthusiastic about Religious Education in schools. When he moved from London to begin his career as a lecturer Eamonn was able to share his passion & experience of the subject with those that have a particular interest in becoming teachers. For over a decade Eamonn has helped trainee teachers to gain a better understanding around Religious Education and develop a range of strategies to inspire children in schools. Students leaving Newman, ready to teach in schools, are equipped to stimulate the imagination and enthusiasm of children in regards to this vital subject within the curriculum.
Eamonn is responsible for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) course at Newman. This national course is provided at the university as an additional option and enables potential new teachers, interested in working in Catholic schools, to develop their knowledge & understanding of the Catholic tradition. The certificate is a highly desirable qualification for anybody interested in applying to Catholic schools for teaching jobs in the future.
In addition to his commitments at the university Eamonn is also a member of the National Board of Studies (responsible for overseeing CCRS at a national level) and chairs the Central Region of CCRS Centres.
Eamonn is currently undertaking doctoral studies through an EdD at Newman University.
BA QTS with Theology (1st Class hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
Masters in Education & Professional Studies (M Ed)
Currently engaged in doctoral studies (Ed D)
Holistic Education & SMSC
Attitudes and approaches to the teaching of Religious Education.
The role of Catholic schools and the wider picture of Catholic Education.
The role of parents, children and teachers that are not from a Catholic background but wish to be part of a Catholic school.
Creativity in the curriculum
Membership of Professional Bodies
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the National Board of Religious Studies (on behalf of the Bishops of England & Wales).
Chair of the CCRS Central Regional Group (representing Nottingham, Bristol, East Anglia, Northampton & Birmingham).