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Kate Leonard

Senior Lecturer

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    020 7815 8481
  • School/Division:
    Health and Social Care / Primary and Social Care

Kate has studied the following courses and programmes throughout her education:

  • BA Psychology Warwick
  • MSW / CQSW Social Work York University
  • Practice Teachers Award
  • Advanced Certitificate in Risk Assessment and Decision Making in Child protection. LSE.
  • Advanced Award in Practice Education [social work]
  • PgDip Leadership Coaching
  • Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Her areas of expertise are:

  • Children and Families Social Work
  • Practice Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Interprofessional Working & Learning
  • Service User & Carer Involvement

Kate's specialist areas are:

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Interprofessional learning and Working
  • Child Development
  • Child Observation
  • Supervision, Assessment, Risk
  • Service user and Carer Involvement
  • Oct 2010 Faculty Initiative Funding. £1200. The project is the second stage of a study which explores decision making and the management of risk in social work
  • Sept 2010. Skills for Care Grant. £6000. A study to explore the possibility of NQSW's contributing to enabling others' learning. London South Bank University / Kingston University
  • Sept 2010. Skills for Care Grant. £6000. A resource for Team Managers to promote practice learning
  • July 2008 Skills for Care Grant £53,000. To develop a pilot for work based delivery of PQ social work leadership and management modules
  • April 2008 Skills for Care Grant £10,000. To develop service user participation and the use of the arts in teaching in social work. A continuation of the work developed from the previous grant. An evaluation of Gamelan project, making a film and developing service user training
  • Jan 2008 LSBU Learning and Teaching Project Innovation Fund. Jill Yates, Kate Leonard, Skills for Care, Children and families Services, Southwark. £10,000
  • Young people who have experience of the care system as mentors for LSBU social work students placed in children's services - An innovatory teaching and learning strategy involving service users
  • Feb 2007 LSBU London South Bank University) Learning & Teaching Project Innovation Kate Leonard, Trish Hafford-Letchfield and Wendy Couchman (HSC)  £15,000 Feb 2007
  • Service-user led learning and teaching materials using the arts for post-qualifying social work
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Registered Social Worker (HCPC)

Kate is also a Senior Fellow of the HEA.