Following a successful career in the classroom, I moved into a specialist SEN role working for Stockport’s Behaviour Support Service. I have worked in a cross phase role to support schools, leadership and pupils in order to avoid exclusion. I have delivered significant amounts of training to schools and am a qualified Team Teach tutor. I developed Forest Schools within Stockport, leading a team of staff working with schools and I am a qualified Forest School trainer. I am interested in alternative approaches to education and how we can make inclusion work in other ways.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Education working predominately within Primary Education and Masters level courses. My specialisms are within Teaching Studies, Inclusion, Behaviour and Forest Schools. I recently completed my Doctorate in Education using New Materialisms and arts-based, creative methodologies to investigate School Ethos. My thesis title is 'Affective School Atmospheres: An adventure through lively matters'. This work combines many of my research interests and ways that we can think more creatively around education in the UK.
M. Sackville-Ford (2019). CRITICAL ISSUES IN FOREST SCHOOLS. H. Davenport.
E. Overland, J. Barber, M. Sackville-Ford Behaviour Management for Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers. M. Sackville-Ford. Routledge.
M. Sackville-Ford (2018). How might we frame ‘behaviour’ in Primary Schools. In: Primary Teaching Learning and teaching in primary schools today. Learning Matters,