Julia Holloway

Mrs Julia Holloway BA(Hons) English Literature, Masters In Educational Practice

Senior Lecturer in Secondary English and Drama, (AoLE Language, Literacy and Communication, and Expressive Arts) within Yr Athrofa

E-mail: j.holloway@uwtsd.ac.uk



  • Lead of Yr Athrofa’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS (Secondary pathway): English and Drama
  • Lead in literacy development for Yr Athrofa’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary 3-11 years) with QTS and BA Primary Education with QTS. 
  • Module Lead/ Deputy Lead of ‘Researching the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching?’ BAEd.
  • Personal Tutor on PGCE Secondary programme.
  • Curriculum Tutor linked to Cowbridge Partnership schools.

Having started my career as a radiographer in St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, I returned to Wales to take a post as a diagnostic radiographer in the Accident and Emergency Department in Cardiff Royal Infirmary. Whilst I have always been a voracious reader, it was during my employment on night shifts here that I began my lifelong passion of studying English Literature, completing a BA (Hons) in English Literature at Cardiff University. Following a period of time as a tutor of Creative Writing and facilitator of a book group for adult learners at Howardian Adult Education, I completed my PGCE in Secondary English at Swansea Metropolitan University. 

Prior to the commencement of my role as Senior Lecturer of Secondary English and Drama, I was a Teacher of English at Bryntirion Comprehensive School in Bridgend. During my time at Bryntirion, I completed a Masters in Educational Practice as well as a Level 5 Leadership qualification. My roles at Bryntirion included Lead Practitioner of Literacy in a Hub school, as well as Senior Mentor for PGCE students and Induction Mentor for Newly Qualified Teachers. I was also employed as an External Verifier for NQTs.

I am an examiner for WJEC English Language GCSE paper: Unit 3.

I am currently at thesis stage for the Professional Doctorate in Education, focussing on mentoring experiences of early career teachers.

I am currently at thesis stage for the Professional Doctorate in Education, focussing on mentoring experiences of early career teachers.

Coaching and mentoring, partnership development and literacy development.

I am currently at thesis stage of a Professional Doctorate in Education, focussing on the lived experiences of mentors and mentees during the newly qualified teacher’s induction process.

  • Literacy Lead in a Hub school
  • The development of speaking and listening skills
  • Philosophy for Children