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Cynthia Harper

Senior Lecturer - Primary RE
Course Lead for Exams (Work-Based Route), Senior Lecture in PGCE Primary master's, Work-Based Route Personal Tutor 

Tel: 020 8240 1408


Cynthia joined St Mary's in 2002. She is a senior lecturer in Primary RE and the PGCE. She delivers modules across the undergraduate, postgraduate, and Work-Based Route programmes. She has had a range of experiences with St Mary’s as director and lecturer.

Cynthia has a wide range of experience teaching in schools ranging from nursery to teaching KS3. Her roles in school range from deputy head, subject coordinator, and chair of Governors. She has worked in schools in the Midwest of America, the UK, and in France. She has also achieved a prestigious Millennium Fellowship for RE from the Farmington Institute in 2000.

Cynthia is passionate about creating a classroom environment that is engaging and providing the best outcomes for all children. As a leader in education she places great value on working collaboratively with her peers.

Recently, she has taken part in a TED talk on British Values and Education that has been integrated into the teaching of RE across the programmes. Her engagement with ACTRE and SACRE has supported ongoing knowledge leadership in the changing face of the teaching RE in primary schools.

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