Naomi Flynn is an Associate Professor of Primary English Education at the University of Reading, Institute of Education. She is a teacher educator who taught in inner-city primary schools for 17 years before moving to higher education.
Naomi’s research is focussed on teachers’ practice for EAL: specifically on how teachers adapt their teaching to take account of the particular needs of multilingual learners, and on how policy does or does not support this. Currently she is working with US-based EAL pedagogy for English classrooms that raises EAL learner attainment and shifts teachers’ mindsets topwards active advocacy for EAL, and looking to adapt its use for English classrooms.
Naomi lives in Hampshire and has a longstanding working relationship with Hampshire EMTAS with whom she has co-authored an online teachers’ guide for EAL teaching.
Naomi is always interested to hear from teachers and schools who want to research practice for EAL, and is happy to be contacted by email.