Department of Education

Denise Kingston

Project Manager for TEEMUP

Denise is a Co-Investigator and Project Manager for the Teaching Effective Early Mathematics and Understanding in Primary (TEEMUP) Schools study.

She plays a leading role in the management of the study and has responsibility for the development of its manuals, delivery of the intervention and direction of the work. As a Co-Investigator of the study, she has primary responsibility for developing the intervention associated with this Education Endowment Foundation funded research project.

Funded Research Projects:

Publications:

  • Books

    • Siraj, I, Kingston, D, Melhuish, E (2015) Assessing quality in early childhood education and care : Sustained shared thinking and emotional well-being (SSTEW) scale for 2-5-year-olds provision. IOE Press.

    • Colwell, J, Beaumont, H, Bradford, H, Canavan, J, Cook, E, Kingston, D, Linklater, H, Lynch, S, McDonald, C, Nutkins, S, Ottewell, S, Randall, C, Waller, T (2015) Reflective teaching in early education. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

    • Booth, T, Ainscow, M, Kingston, D (2006) Index for inclusion: developing learning, participation and play in early years and childcare. Bristol: Centre for studies on inclusive education.

  • Book chapters

    • Kingston, D, Price, M (2012) “Promoting equality and inclusion”, In: N Edmund, M Price (eds.) Integrated Working with Children and Young People : Supporting Development from Birth to Nineteen. London: Sage.

    • Kingston, D, Melvin, J (2012) “Quality and effectiveness in working with children and young people”, In: N Edmund, M Price (eds.) Integrated working with children and young people: supporting development from birth to nineteen. London: SAGE Publications. 60-78

    • Kingston, D, Price, M (2012) “Supporting transitions”, In: N Edmond, M Price (eds.) Integrated working with children and young people: supporting development from birth to nineteen. London: SAGE Publications. 196-216

  • Conference papers

    • Neilsen-Hewett, C, Siraj, I, Kingston, D, Howard, S, Melhuish, T, Duursma, E, de Rosnay, M, Luu, B (2017) Fostering effective early learning educators? perspectives of the leadership for learning: professional development program designed to enhance early childhood pedagogy and practice. (NSW, Australia)

    • Kingston, D (2017) Quality improvement: effective relational and intentional pedagogy. Introducing the sustained shared thinking and emotional wellbeing (SSTEW) scale. (North Yorkshire LA: Harrogate)

    • Kingston, D (2017) Quality improvement: effective relational and intentional pedagogy. introducing the sustained shared thinking and emotional wellbeing (SSTEW) scale and ensuring inter-rater reliability. (Germany: University of Berlin)

    • Kingston, D (2016) Supporting children?s thinking and learning. Sustained shared thinking and emotional wellbeing. (Milton Keynes)

    • Kingston, D (2015) Evaluating improvement using ECERS: a case study of a targeted training intervention in private, voluntary and independent pre-schools in one local authority. (Limassol, Cyprus)

    • Kingston, D (2015) Sustained shared thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) Scale. (London: Nursery World)

    • Kingston, D (2015) How the SSTEW Scale supports quality. (London)

  • Journal articles

    • MELHUISH, E, SIRAJ, I, KINGSTON, D (2020) “Can professional development in the early years bring improved outcomes for children?”, Researching Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4283377

    • Siraj, I, Howard, SJ, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Melhuish, EC, de Rosnay, M (2019) “Comparing regulatory and non-regulatory indices of early childhood education and care (ECEC) quality in the Australian early childhood sector”, The Australian Educational Researcher. 46(3) 365-365.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00325-3

    • SIRAJ, IRAM, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C (2019) “The Role of Professional Development in Improving Quality and Supporting Child Outcomes in Early Education and Care”, Asia-pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.17206/apjrece.2019.13.2.49

    • Siraj, I, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C (2019) “The role of professional development in improving quality and supporting child outcomes in early education and care”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education. 13(2) 49-68.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.17206/apjrece.2019.13.2.49

    • Howard, SJ, SIRAJ, I, Melhuish, E, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C, de Rosnay, M, Duursma, E, Luu, B (2018) “Measuring interactional quality in pre-school settings: Introduction and validation of the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) scale”, Early Child Development and Care. 190(7) 1017-1030.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1511549

    • Kingston, D, Siraj, I (2017) “Supporting the implementation of the foundation phase through effective professional development”, Welsh Journal of Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.16922/wje.19.1.3

    • Melhuish, E, Howard, SJ, SIRAJ, I, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Kingston, D, de Rosnay, M, Duursma, E, Luu, B (2016) “Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) through a professional development programme for early childhood educators to improve professional practice and child outcomes in the year before formal schooling: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial.”, Trials. 17 creators-16995.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1742-1

    • Kingston, D (2004) “Starting with inclusion: The East Sussex inclusion strategy and training for early years and childcare”, Educational and Child Psychology. 21(2) 80-95.

  • Reports

    • Siraj, I, Howard, S, Neilsen-Hewett, S, Melhuish, E, Kingston, D, Luu, B (2018) Researching Environments for Early Learning (REEL) Study. Australia: University of Wollongong.

    • SIRAJ, I, Howard, S, Neilsen-Hewett, C, MELHUISH, E, Kingston, D, de Rosnay, M, Duursma, E, Luu, B (2018) Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) study. Australia: New South Wales Government.

    • SIRAJ, I, Kingston, D, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Howard, S, MELHUISH, E, de Rosnay, M (2017) Fostering Effective Early Learning: A review of the current international evidence considering quality in early childhood education and care programmes - in delivery, pedagogy and child outcomes. Australia: New South Wales Government.

    • Siraj, I, Cheeseman, S, Kingston, D, Lysaght, P (2016) Quality interactions study final report. Australia: NSW Department of Education.

    • Siraj, I, Kingston, D (2015) An independent review of the Scottish Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) workforce and Out of School Care (OSC) workforce. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

    • Siraj, I, Kingston, D (2014) Findings from the FP stocktake Sept 2013 - March 2014: policy implications. Institute of Education, University of London.

  • Theses & dissertations

    • Kingston, DJ (2017) A mixed methods study: evaluating the impact of a bespoke professional development based on an analysis of existing quality in one local authority.

  • Other

    • Siraj, I, Kingston, D (2019) Professional development: proof positive. A study in Australia has shown the benefits of evidence-based training to children and staff. Nursery World.

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