About Lisa Pettifer

Having taken my degree in English Literature and Linguistics at Lancaster 1986-89, I worked in an office and food wholesalers for a year before studying my PGCE at Manchester Uni 1990-91.

My first teaching appointment was at Caldew School, Dalston, near Carlisle in Cumbria and I have stayed within the county ever since. My current role is Head of Professional Development at The Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton.

4 thoughts on “About Lisa Pettifer

  1. Hi Lisa, I’m Vicky and I am one of the trustees in the College of Teaching. I understand from the staff who have worked on the project for the previous three years that you and Sinead have been extremely instrumental in the North West in promoting the College. I live in Cockermouth and work at Bridekirk Dovenby; I’m a Primary School Teacher and have been for 18 years. I look forward to catching up with you soon because we’re not far away from each other in distance terms and we all need to work together in order to make this happen.
    Regards,
    Vicky McDowell

  2. Hi Lisa,
    A blast from the past! I must have been one of your first A Level Lit students at Caldew. I’m now an English teacher in Sheffield and SLE myself – I came across you when reading SLE case studies on the National College website. Your Professional Development work at Nelson Thom sounds great, and I’m very interested in your up and coming work with Primaries. My area is the development of academic literacy, and bringing tertiary-level English for Academic Purposes pedagogy into Secondary provision. Loving your blogs on education, and would be so pleased to hear from you.
    Jenny Verney

  3. Hi Jenny, it’s great to hear from you. I remember you very well. You, SE and JP were my top students in a talented and wonderful group. Happy days. I’ll be in touch soon by email. Lisa

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