Leanne Henderson


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Leanne is a Research Fellow in Language Policy on the AHRC Modern Languages Leadership Fellowship Language Policy Project ‘Foreign, indigenous and community languages in the devolved regions of the UK: policy and practice for growth.’  She is undertaking research into modern languages education policy, provision and practice in the devolved regions. She is particularly interested in language learner aspirations and expectations in relation to curriculum and assessment at post-primary level.  


She completed her PhD in Education at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.  Her doctoral research adopted a rights based approach to consider the processes, practices and experiences of transition to secondary education in Northern Ireland.  


She has also worked as a French teacher and Head of Modern Languages at post-primary level


Leanne is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Curriculum, Assessment, Children's Rights, Education Policy, Children's experiences, Modern Languages, Transition


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