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About Naomi Flynn

Naomi Flynn Naomi Flynn is Associate Professor in Primary English Education at the University of Reading where she is a teacher educator. Naomi’s research interests centre on the teaching of English in English primary schools, with a specific focus on how policy shapes teachers’ practice. Her doctoral research focussed on how’ practice was impacted by the changing pupil demographic in primary schools in the south of England following Eastern European migration to Britain after 2004. She is currently completing a follow up study exploring how linguistic capital plays out over time for migrant children and their teachers. She would be happy to hear from others using Bourdieu to analyse aspects of school and education, or from colleagues with an interest in the teaching of children with English as an additional language. She can be contacted at