Kanchana Gamage

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Education & Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

Kanchana became a primary school teacher in 2004 before joining FastTrack to advance her leadership skills.

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Kanchana has taught in a number of primary schools in Hertfordshire and has worked in the Local Authority as a Leading Teacher in Mathematics. She was a Headteacher before joining the PGCE Primary team.

Research interests

  • Leadership aspirations of minority ethnic school teachers and leaders
  • Supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Using Mathematics as a tool to develop a love of learning  

Areas of research supervision

  • Brief descriptions of PhD/DProf supervision - preferably limited to one line each, including recently successful and current supervisions


  • Developing classroom practice


  • BA (QTS) Primary Education, University of Surrey Roehampton, 2004
  • MEd Leading Teaching and Learning, University of Cambridge - pending August 2015

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Active member of the HertsCam Steering Committee

Recent presentations and conferences

HertsCam Network Event, November 3, 2014, Simon Balle School, Hertfordshire.

HertsCam Network Event, January 14, 2015, Birchwood School, Hertfordshire.

Leading networking event at HertsCam Annual Conference, April 2014, University of Cambridge

Presentation on teacher leadership in UK primary schools at the International Teacher Leadership Conference – Porto, Portugal May 2014 (University of Cambridge)

Leading termly seminars on Teachers’ Professional Growth at HertsCam network events