Alison Grasmeder BA(Hons), PGCE, SLE and NPQSL

Deputy Director for ITE
University Teacher: Geography PGDE lead tutor and Quality Assurance Lead

Alison Grasmeder

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 8133



Alison is Deputy Director for ITE and course coordinator for Geography Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).

Related experience

Alison taught geography and psychology in a secondary school in Rotherham for 26 years where she was Key Stage 3 Strategy Manager, Head of the Humanities Faculty, and then Senior Leader responsible for Teacher Development. During this time she was brokered as the Secondary Lead Practitioner for ITT for Learners First (Wickersley TSA) for 4.5 years and Social Science Post Graduate Certificate in Education Tutor at Sheffield Hallam University for 2.5 years before joining the department in 2017.

Alison was involved with one of the groups that informed the development of the National Standards for school based initial teacher training mentors; was a course leader on the Sheffield Hallam University SHOOC course “Enhance your mentoring” responsible for the development of case study materials and was also actively involved with the Yorkshire and Humberside ITT group designing and delivering regional conferences to ITT providers.



Alison continues to be very interested in the role of mentoring within teacher education and is exploring avenues to develop this further. She is currently writing a research paper around the success on the SHOOC and online mentoring courses in general.

Also I am currently working on a research project that considers the role that secondary schools teachers can play in supporting subject knowledge development and pedagogy within KS2.



Trust Partner representing the University of Sheffield for the Meadowhead School AcademyTrust.

Working in partnership with the Geography Department on outreach programmes to schools.

Co-lead the PGDE trip to Bangalore in India.

A member of the Geographical Association.