Jane Whittenbury

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: j.whittenbury@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855503

Jane taught in Primary and Middle schools for 15 years before becoming involved with the University of Worcester, the last 9 years as Literacy Co-ordinator. For two years, Jane was released one day a week from school to teach English at the University. This then developed into a secondment in 2003 and she is now a part-time English tutor on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

Jane is also Year 1 Co-ordinator. This involves organising and overseeing Induction Week, working with StARs and managing the Academic Tutor system for the year group, amongst other responsibilities.

Jane is module leader for a cross-curricular module which links English, Maths and Science, leading a team of 12 tutors.

As a School Experience tutor, Jane travels around the area to observe students in school and work with teachers. She is leading a reading project with a local primary school and Year 1 Undergraduates. She works closely with schools as part of her role within the Partnership team.

Other interests include mentoring. Jane's MA.Ed dissertation focused on mentoring new members of academic staff.

Qualifications

  • MA.Ed
  • B.Ed (Hons)
  • SEDA
  • Certificate in Professional Studies in Education: Primary History

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Primary English:

PGCE English

PITE1002

PITE3005

Research Interests

Mentoring

Reflective practice

Primary English

Professional Bodies

United Kingdom Literacy Association

Publications

Recent publications:

Contributor: Effective Teachers of Writing: What do they know and do? in Mills,C and Ellis, S (eds) (2002) Connecting, Creating: New Ideas in Teaching Writing. Herts. UKRA

Hughes, S., Bingle, B., Crabtree, H., Irving, S., Perrigo, A., Robinson, C., Stanton, J., Watson, R and Whittenbury, J. (2011) Mentoring and Coaching Stories the Learning Journeys of Lecturers Undertaking Post Graduate Study in Mentoring and Coaching. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (6).

Conferences:

Jane Whittenbury, Kim Russell, Mandy Andrews, Sue Lillyman:

Undergraduates experiences of reflection as a learning tool for being and becoming a professional: An interdisciplinary proposal. Presented at the Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Worcester, 16th June 2011.