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Dr Phil Bassett

Dean of Education

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Education, teaching, Children's University


Phil began his career in education as a secondary school headteacher. He then moved into the primary sector, becoming a deputy headteacher and then headteacher. He entered higher education as a Senior Lecturer with the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and became a Head of School before leaving to take up his position with NEWI (as Glyndŵr University was then known). Throughout his career in HE, Phil has contributed to national committees and organisations. He has chaired a number of national committees and consulted for education related organisations in England and Wales.  He has forged a number of partnerships with agencies and universities within the UK and abroad. His research interests have been mainly in school partnerships but he has also published on topics associated with assessment and learning in HE. He is committed to the development of the Children’s University in Wales, which he started with a senior colleague from Wrexham’s Education Authority and to the Continuing Professional Development for teachers in all sectors.

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