Andy Davies is a principal lecturer and programme leader for all secondary PGCE routes at the University of Brighton. Andy taught in secondary schools in Oxfordshire and Surrey as a teacher of history, politics and citizenship through three national curriculums, three different GCSEs and four A Level changes. He has experience of both pastoral and curriculum responsibilities as a head of year and faculty leader. Andy has a passion for working with student teachers and he moved into initial teacher education in 2009. He is currently researching the way in which student teachers’ develop classroom knowledge and expertise.