Qualified and Experienced

Meet Our Experts

Dr Annabel Watson
English

Dr Annabel Watson

Dr Annabel Watson is the Programme Director for Exeter School Direct initial teacher training courses and leads the Exeter Secondary English PGCE. She also supervises several doctoral students. Annabel has also been shortlisted several times for the Exeter Students' Guild Teaching Awards: for Research-Inspired Teaching in 2015, for Best Feedback Provider in 2016, for Best Supervisor in 2020, and in 2017 she was awarded Most Supportive Staff Member.

Annabel’s research interests focus primarily on the teaching of writing. She is a member of the Graduate School of Education's Centre for Research in Writing, and has been part of a team conducting research which investigates the potential that a contextualised and rhetorical approach to teaching grammar might have for improving students' writing ability and metalinguistic understanding.

As well as informing seminars for students at Exeter, this research has also resulted in the publication of teaching resources through NATE and Pearson, an OUP grammar book, and a number of popular CPD courses and workshops for teachers. Annabel is also interested in the relationship between traditional and digital literacy and the development of students' writing ability in relation to digital texts and technologies. Her PhD examined Teacher's Beliefs and Practices in Grammar Teaching, and she also maintains an ongoing interest in the study of cognition and beliefs.

Prior to working at Exeter, Annabel taught English and Media Studies in schools in Greater London and the South West.

Dr Annabel Watson's Webinars

Secondary English: Implementing a Broad and Balanced Curriculum for Education Recovery

  • 20th September 20th Sep 13:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 20th September 20th Sep 14:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 21st September 21st Sep 10:00am SOLD OUT
  • 22nd September 22nd Sep 15:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 23rd September 23rd Sep 12:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 24th September 24th Sep 12:00pm

Webinar Duration: 68 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders, teachers and practitioners with advice and practical guidance on integrating English into a broad and balanced curriculum which facilitates education recovery.