Adam Vasco is a dual heritage academic (Scouse and Nigerian) with over 20 years of experience in education, spanning all age ranges and Key Stages. 15 years of classroom experience has seen Adam teach Nursery to Year 6 and rise through middle to senior leadership, eventually leading to a non-teaching role as a Deputy Headteacher in an inner-city area of Liverpool. As an Early Years specialist, the EYFS has never been far away, including a period as co-owner of a successful Pre-School setting.
2019 saw a move into Higher Education and Initial Teacher Education (ITE). As a Senior Lecturer with Liverpool John Moores University, Adam is responsible for teaching across Primary Post and Undergraduate Programmes, leading the 3-7 Post Graduate route as well as supporting mentors and partnership schools.
Adam’s academic research focuses on diversifying and decolonisation of curricular and practice. Civic duties include leading an action research programme with local schools with a specific focus on increased access and participation of those from diverse backgrounds. This work, targets Sixth Form students seeking to increase representation of the teacher workforce, starting with ITE, identifying and overcoming potential barriers attention to the recruitment of diverse candidates.