Susan Ogier

Course facilitator for Leading Primary Art and Design

Susan is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Art and Design at the University of Roehampton, London.  Her qualifications include Fellowship of the Higher Academy and a Masters in Fine Art (Drawing) and maintains her own art practice as much as possible. She is author of Teaching Primary Art and Design, (2017), Teaching Arts in the Primary Curriculum (2021) published by Sage, as well as a series of books for children, professional and peer-reviewed journal articles, and book chapters. She holds a variety of consultancy roles, including Associate Consultant for Primary Art and Design for NASBTT, and has worked closely with NSEAD over many years providing training for generalist and subject leaders in Primary art and design, including  maintaining her role as one of the experts manning the popular Facebook site, ASK NSEAD.  Susan’s most recent book in the Learning Matters series is the revised second publication of A Broad and Balanced Curriculum: Educating the whole child, (2022). 

Teaching - University of Roehampton

Course leader/tutor - Art subject specialism - BA Primary Education (QTS).

Course leader/tutor - BA Education generalist art

Course leader/tutor - PGCE / School Direct/ Apprentice / SCITT: Primary art and design  




National Primary Teacher Education Council (NaPTEC)



Research and publications

  • For 2023 publication – book chapter: Ogier, S. What is subject knowledge in Primary Art and Design? In Majid, Nasreen, (Date TBC), Essential Knowledge for Primary Teaching, London, Sage. 
  • Ogier, S. (2022) Celebrating cultural diversity through arts in the primary school. In Doull, Karin (ed.) (2022), Teaching a Diverse Primary Curriculum. London: Sage.
  • Ogier, S. (ed.), (2022). A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the whole child, (second edition), London, Sage: Learning Matters
  • Ogier, S. and Tutchell, S. (eds.), (2021) Teaching Arts in the Primary School, London, Sage: Learning Matters 
  • Ogier, S. (ed.) (2019), A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in Primary Schools: Educating the whole child London, Sage: Learning Matters
  • Ogier, S, (2018), A broad and balanced curriculum? in Carden, C. (2018) Primary Teaching: Learning and teaching in primary schools today, London, Sage: Learning Matters
  • Ogier, S, (2018), Emotional Health and Well-being in the Classroom: The Case for Art Education in English Primary Schools ,  Diálogos com Arte - revista de Arte, cultura e Educação, no 7 
  • Ogier, S., (2017), Teaching Primary Art and Design, London: Learning Matters; Sage
  • Ogier, S. and Ghosh K., (2017), Exploring student teachers’ capacity for creativity through the interdisciplinary use of comics in the primary classroom.Journal of graphic novels and comics. Vol 9, Issue 4, p.293-309