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Sue Cottrell

Sue Cottrell

Sue is an education consultant with curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning expertise in primary and secondary. She has worked as Music and Performing Arts Officer with the Welsh Government and its predecessors (CCW, ACCAC, etc.) since 1992, and is responsible for advising Ministers on music education from 3 to 19. Sue works closely with national advisory associations and the Arts Council of Wales on current initiatives in music education such as CânSing and ArtsPlus, and has led on curriculum reviews, teacher assessment, GCSE and AS/A Level developments. Sue researched and authored the recent Report of the Music Policy Review Group, and has managed the publication of approximately 25 titles to support teachers in Wales.

Sue is an Ofsted and Estyn trained team inspector, primary and secondary. She has delivered a wealth of courses on teaching and learning, including training on Developing Thinking and Assessment for Learning. She also works as a consultant for the BBC and other television production companies.

Sue has published research for the London Arts Board in the British Journal of Music Education and worked as a visiting tutor on Primary BEd and PGCE courses at the University of Wales College, Newport. Prior to going freelance, Sue taught music and drama in three secondary schools, as class teacher and head of department.