Education pedigree and more general details

keith.gregson.t21@btinternet,com + 44 (0)191/5109206

I  used song  both traditional and my own for over thirty years in supporting literacy, history and citizenship in the classroom. In the the mid 1970s  my CSE course History through Traditional Song was flagged up in Roy Palmer's CUP book Folk Music in Schools.

During my time in teaching, (1971-2003 including 30 years as HOD), some of my achievements included;

  • Fifteen years (1988-2003) as primary liaison officer, using song as support in a number of Hartlepool primary schools.
  • Production of a tape of self-penned children's songs for primary school support entitled The Splash Hits of Diver Dan
  •  Production of a tape of Victorian Songs to support primary history and tied into national curriculum levels used in over 100 Cleveland schools
  • Having numerous samples of my innovative educational work featured in articles in the Times Educational Supplement

While working as a freelancer I  produced the song and music pages for the Civic Trust's Heritage Open Days Schools' support project. I have also worked with adults and lectured -  from family history and local history groups to national and university audiences. I work at a rate commensurate with supply teaching but also take into account travel and accommodation costs where necessary.