Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education: Mathematics
Secondary and Post Compulsory Education
tel: 01905 855046
Jane is the PGCE secondary subject leader for mathematics. Prior to her move into Higher Education in 2011, Jane taught mathematics in secondary schools for 25 years and spent four years working as a local authority Mathematics Adviser. Jane is an accredited National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Professional Development Lead and a member of the strategic board of a local Maths Hub for which she has led several national Work Groups. Jane has been an external examiner for two institutions including the Open University. Jane’s research interests include how teachers develop resilience in their role and she has presented on this topic at the UCET Conference in 2015. A jointly authored conference paper (Developing Mathematical-Resilience-Promoting Practices in Teachers) was published in 2018 as the outcome of a collaboration when leading a Maths Hub innovation Work Group. She is a fellow of the HEA.
Jane remains enthusiastic about teaching and learning mathematics and hopefully some of this enthusiasm rubs off on her trainees, teachers and other colleagues with whom she works!
- Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) – The National College for School Leadership
- M Ed (Open) – The Open University
- PGCE (with Distinction in Teaching Practice) – University of Hull
- BSc (Hons) (Mathematics) – University of Hull
Teaching & Research
- Mathematics Education (PGCE)
- Subject Knowledge Enhancement (Mathematics)
- Professional Studies (PGCE)
Jane is interested in how the beliefs and values about mathematics which trainees bring with them to teacher training influence the way in which they develop as a mathematics teacher and how these beliefs change over time. What are the implications for continuing professional development?
As part of the PGCert Jane completed a piece of action research exploring how a focus on self-awareness can support trainee mathematics teachers to develop resilience in their role.
Building mathematical resilience as a means of mitigating the effects of mathematics anxiety is another area of interest for Jane. Leading an innovation Work Group for the Central Maths Hub from 2015 – 2018 in the areas of self-efficacy, mindset and resilience has added to her knowledge in this important facet of mathematics education.
- Association of Teachers of mathematics (ATM)
- Member of The Association of Mathematics Education Teachers (AMET)
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Contributed to ACME's policy on continuing professional development (CPD) during the 2013 ACME conference.
Contributed to the Royal Society ‘Vision for the future of science and mathematics education’ at a workshop in June 2013.
Delivered a Workshop at UCET Conference (November 2014) on Building Resilience (in trainee teachers).
Delivered a presentation titled “Does a specific focus on self-awareness support the development of resilience in trainee mathematics teachers?” at the UoW Learning & Teaching Conference (July 2015)
Delivered a Workshop (Building Mathematical Resilience) at Primary Mathematics and Science Conference organised by Central Maths Hub and Science Learning Partnership Central Midlands (June 2018)
- 2015 – 2017 External Examiner for Mathematics PGCE (Staffordshire University)
- 2016 – 2020 External Examiner for Mathematics Education Modules (The Open University)
- 2017 – present Member of GLOW Maths Hub Strategic Board