Find out who sits on our Executive Committee and sub-committees. You can also see brief bios of those who are not on the NALDIC Executives or Co-opted Executives pages.
Peta Ullman (Chair)
Sara Green (Secretary, Chair of Events Committee)
Dianne Excell (RIGs Coordinator)
Constant Leung (Chair of Publications Committee)
Robert Sharples (Editor, EAL Journal)
Nandhaka Pieris (EAL Project Officer)
She is an independent consultant and trainer for English as an Additional Language and Academic Literacy. She is also the Secondary school adviser for the National Literacy Trust and is an associate of the EAL Academy, Hounslow Language Service and NASSEA. She is also a NALDIC Associate.
Vicky is a lecturer at Goldsmiths. She trained as a secondary teacher and coordinated the PGCE programmes in the school. In 2006, Vicky acted as a facilitator for one of the Learning Communities organising the programme for ‘Language across the curriculum’; investigating ways to support pupils to use language across the curriculum in ways that address issues of expressive development and technical accuracy. Vicky was awarded Chartered London Teacher status after submitting evidence of a project carried out to support the language development of EAL pupils. This work was also presented at a LATE conference in 2007 on ‘Developing Approaches to Writing’.
He has run workshops and been a keynote speaker on a variety of topics, including EAL and phonics, literacy across the curriculum, language and mathematics; and EAL assessment. Before joining the OU, he had worked for twenty years as an EAL and mainstream English teacher in a large, multilingual comprehensive school in central London. He is also a NALDIC Associate.
Paul is Literacy and EAL Co-ordinator at Bacon’s College, Rotherhithe, South East London and an Access Tutor for the Open University. He has worked in education all his working life. First as an administrator for the London School of Economics and Political Science, then as a secondary School English Teacher before taking up his current role. He has also taught children’s literature for the Open University.
He is interested in the variety of discourse that children have to negotiate in secondary school and how literacy is defined in the UK school system and society generally. He holds the Institute of Education’s postgraduate certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language.