Mark Rimmer

Lecturer & Assessor


Mark Rimmer

Biography

Mark’s education journey at B&FC began while he was studying on the courses he now delivers.

Once he had completed his studies, he gained further experience working within schools. He then took up a position with B&FC, assessing level 2 and 3 teaching assistants for the Workforce Development Team.

Since then, Mark has progressed to teaching level 2 and 3 teaching assistants and also teaching higher education - on the Foundation Degree Teaching and Learning Support.

Expert In...

• classroom teaching and learning strategies
• curriculum models
• child development
• managing behaviour
• equality and diversity

Qualifications and Accolades

• Foundation Degree Teaching and Learning Support
• BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning Support
• Diploma in Education and Training (in progress)

Industry Background

My background in education began as a volunteer while studying. This then qualified me to register with an agency, for whom I worked as a teaching assistant at a variety of schools across the North West.

Professional Activities

As a professional, I believe it is important to maintain relevant industry experience to ensure we are providing students with the most up-to-date practice. In this regard, I regularly attend conferences and training courses and I have also returned back to a primary school setting.

Why B&FC?

I am proud to be a member of the Society; Health & Childhood Team here at B&FC. Here, students are challenged to strive towards and achieve their goals by professionals from a rich variety of backgrounds. This provides students with the experience and employability skills required for career progression.

Quote

“As professionals, working with children and young people, it is our nature to nurture.”