Meet the team

Trevor Mutton
Deanery Director

Trevor Mutton is an Associate Professor at the Department of Education. He is Director of Graduate Studies and also Director of the Oxford Education Deanery.

Trevor teaches on the Modern Languages PGCE programme and also teaches and supervises on the part-time MSc in Learning and Teaching, as well as supervising doctoral students whose research focuses on aspects of teacher education and teachers’ professional learning. He has worked at the Department of Education since 1997, having previously been Head of Modern Languages at one of the Department’s partnership schools. His principal research interests are in the fields of initial teacher education, teacher education policy and teachers’ continued professional learning.

Katharine Burn
Deanery Co-ordinator

Katharine is the PGCE Partnership Director and specialises in history education within the PGCE and the Master’s in Learning and Teaching.

She supervises Masters and doctoral students, particularly focusing on teachers’ professional learning at all career stages and on history teaching and learning. Katharine is also Deputy President of the Historical Association and a co-editor of the professional journal Teaching History.

Katharine has co-ordinated the work of the Oxford Education Deanery since 2014. She has supported many of the participants within the Action Research Fellowship Programme and hosts the regular meetings of the Research Champions and of the network of local teachers engaged in the Enhanced Masters in Learning and Teaching.

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Linda Robins
PGCE School Partnership Manager

Linda has a background in teaching, having qualified and taught in secondary schools before moving into management in the private leisure industry and then returning to education, working in the administration of teacher training for the last 18 years.

This partnership post provides the link between the academic and administrative staff in the Department and the staff in partner schools who work with us under the PGCE Internship Scheme.

Linda manages the school placement process and liaises with all school partners in the allocation of interns and resources including the provision for induction for new mentors and professional tutors.

For the Deanery, Linda manages the joint Partnership and Deanery Committee meetings.

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Cathy Scutt
Bodleian Education Librarian & Subject Consultant

Cathy manages the Education Library within the Department of Education at Norham Gardens. She supports local teachers in identifying and accessing the research literature they need to support their work in schools.


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