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Sandra Leaton-Gray

Sandra is a Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Education. She originally trained as a professional soprano before performing for a short while and then moving into education. She has been a London classroom teacher, an academic researcher, and has taught on a range of education and social science degree courses at a number of universities. She is also a governor of two Cambridgeshire schools.

In her research she writes about educational sociology, teacher professionalism and education policy, and is the author of the book Teachers Under Siege. She is also a regular contributor to the Times Higher Education and other publications, as well as appearing regularly on radio and television.

 Visit www.sandraleatongray.wordpress.com and @drleatongray to find out more



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