Steven’s Professional Activities

Steven holds the position of Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, where he is the Subject Lecturer for Classics Education for the PGCE in Classics.

He is also the Subject Specialist Lecturer in Classics education for the Harris Academy Trust in London and at Liverpool Hope University.

He has delivered specialist PGCE teacher training  at the universities of Oxford, King’s College London and Sussex.

Steven has undertaken work at the following universities: Cambridge, Oxford, King’s College London, Manchester, Liverpool, Liverpool Hope, Sussex, Nottingham, Warwick and Swansea.

He has delivered bespoke teacher training at numerous schools in the UK and INSET courses on behalf of OCR, WJEC and Edquas exams, the Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP), Classics for All (CfA) and Classics in Communities (CinC).

He is:

  • Subject Lecturer for the PGCE in Latin / Classics at the University of Cambridge (including Mentor Training, the Stage 2 Mentor Certificate, and Chair of Examinations)
  • Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
  • Member of the Management Board for the Cambridge School Classics Project.
  • Editor of the Journal of Classics Teaching.
  • President of the Association for Latin Teaching.
  • Member of the Classical Association Teaching Board.
  • Treasurer of LACTORs.
  • Co-Founder of Classicsteaching.com (a website dedicated to helping teachers choose teacher training courses).
  • Co-Founder of Classics in Communities.
  • Consultant and trainer for Classics for All.
  • Member of the steering committee for Capital Classics.
  • Consultant for ACE – Advocates for Classical Education.

He used to be:

  • Chair of the Roman Society Schools’ Subcommittee.
  • Head of Classics in 4 state schools in Cambridge, Essex, London and Hertfordshire.

He has taught Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilization and Ancient History to A Level to students of all abilities.

He has given papers at the Classical Association Annual Conference, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and at the Classical Association of South Africa Conference in 2015. He presented a paper at the Classical Association Conference in Edinburgh in 2016 on the subject of the impact of educational policies on the teaching of Classical subjects under the Coalition and Conservative Governments since 2010. During the same conference he contributed to a round-table discussion on the challenges currently facing the teaching of classical subjects in England.

He has delivered workshops at the American Classical League Institutes in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on behalf of the North American Cambridge Classics Project (NACCP), and in his own capacity in 2017 – on the subject ‘The Cambridge Latin Course IS Comprehensible Input’ – as well as in numerous teacher training events throughout the UK and further afield.

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