Dr David Waugh
David joined Durham University School of Education in September 2010 as Director of Primary Programmes and Course Leader for Primary English.
David has extensive teaching experience in schools and universities. Having taught in four schools in East Yorkshire for fourteen years, latterly as a deputy headteacher, he took up a post as lecturer in English for ITT at University of Hull in 1990. He went on to lead the PGCE course, which achieved successive "outstanding" grades from Ofsted in 2004 and 2007, and became Head of Department of the Centre for Educational Studies in 2005.
In 2008, he became one of two advisors for primary ITT for the National Strategies, working with universities and school-based training providers throughout England. His role included professional development for tutors and teachers; working with trainee teachers; organising and presenting at conferences; producing e-learning resources; leading projects on literacy, inclusion, and mathematics; and liaising with other agencies, including TDA, UCET and DCSF.
David has published extensively on primary English and on management of educational change, the subject for his doctoral thesis. His publications include sixteen books for Scholastic designed to support teachers and trainees in planning for teaching. English 3-11 (2008, Routledge), written with Jolliffe, W, is a core text for many ITT providers. Its successor, English 5-11, will be published in October 2012. Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools (Jolliffe, W and Waugh, D with Carss, A) was published in June 2012 and has also become a core text for ITT programmes.
David is currently completing four books, all of which should appear in 2013:
Waugh, D, Warner, C and Waugh, R Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling in Primary Schools (Sage).
Waugh, D, Neaum, S and Waugh, R Children’s Literature in Primary Schools (Sage)
Waugh, D and Harrison-Palmer, R Auditing Phonic Knowledge and Understanding (Sage)
Waugh, D and Neaum, S (eds) Beyond Early Reading (Critical Publishing)
He has also co-written e-learning resources, including Developing Literacy in ITT, Secondary Developing Literacy in ITT, Progressing Learning in Literacy, Developing Mathematics in ITT, and Mentoring and Coaching, all of which were available through the former National Strategies website.
David would welcome supervision enquiries from students with an interest in Primary English, with a particular focus on children's literature, phonics and early reading, spelling, children's writing and grammar.
- Primary English
- The Teaching of Reading and Writing