Professor Dr Kate Reynolds is a Professor of Education Policy and Executive Dean of the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University. She has extensive education experience working at a local, national and global leader. As an inaugural member of the World Education Research Association, her interests include supporting global research that improves teacher education and support for the education profession. She is a Professor of Education Policy, and as a member of the Global Scholars network, Kate is involved with transnational research examining the balance between education policy and the work of teachers in classrooms. She is also an Elected member of the Administrative Council for the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE).
As Dean of the Institute for Education, Kate has led Bath Spa University to be awarded an 'outstanding' grade by Ofsted for the quality of its primary and secondary teacher education programmes. As an education practitioner and leader, Kate is also chair of a local Multi-Academy Trust and Trustee of the National Union of Students. Kate has a continuing interest in gender and education and the difference that education can make to girls and the world. At BSU, Kate chairs the equality and diversity steering group.
Other external roles
- Visiting Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Elected member, Administrative Council Association for Teacher Education in Europe
- Leadership Foundation Associate Fellow
Research and academic outputs
Reynolds, K (2017) 'Foreword.' In: Alaghemand, B, Fort, J and Mudge, L, eds. Back to school: celebrating 70 years of outstanding teachers. Institute for Education, Bath Spa University, Bath, pp. 6-7. ISBN 9781527206793
Whiting, C, Whitty, G, Menter, I, Black, P, Hordern, J, Parfitt, A, Reynolds, K and Sorensen, N (2018) 'Diversity and complexity: becoming a teacher in England in 2015-16.' Review of Education, 6 (1). pp. 69-96. ISSN 2049-6613
Reynolds, K (2014) 'Further education focus: academic or vocational?' Education Today, June. p. 18.
'The dog ate my homework, the cat ate my test': what we know about child development and learning to teach
Reynolds, K and Black, P (2016) 'The dog ate my homework, the cat ate my test': what we know about child development and learning to teach. In: Reframing Teacher Education for Learning Equity, 11 March 2016, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Towards a new topography of ITT: a profile of Initial Teacher Training in England 2015-16. An Occasional Paper from the IFE No.1
Whiting, C, Black, P, Hordern, J, Parfitt, A, Reynolds, K, Sorensen, N and Whitty, G (2016) Towards a new topography of ITT: a profile of Initial Teacher Training in England 2015-16. An Occasional Paper from the IFE No.1. Bath Spa University, Institute for Education, Bath. ISBN 9780992633899