Emma Brooks

Subject Tutor Art and Design - PGCE Secondary

Emma Brooks

I am a former Art and Design teacher with 14 years’ experience of teaching Art & Design mainly fine art and Design Technology covering product design, graphic and textiles. As an artist my personally specialise in Art and Design fine art, drawing, printmaking, and craft.

Throughout my teaching career I have worked in Northamptonshire based schools, having experience of leading departments and responsibility for mentoring Art & Design trainees for University of Bedford before taking on my role here as Tutor.

I teach on the PGCE Secondary Education course as a subject tutor for Art & Design and Design Technology. In this role I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences in education, but also keeping up to date with new research. Supporting trainees develop teaching practice in subject area and deliver specific elements of pedagogical knowledge.


  • Graduate Teacher Programme – Essex ITT Partnership 
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art – University of Derby

Teaching Expertise

  • The teaching of Art and Design
  • Research and Evidence Informed Teaching
  • Partnership and Mentoring

Research Interests

  • Creativity in the arts
  • Adaptive teaching
  • Art and Design/ Design Technology PGCE


Runner up 2021 for the Vice Chancellor's Awards in the Inspirational Teaching category.

Contact Details

T: +44 (0)1234 793460
E: emma.brooks@beds.ac.uk