Joy Stanton


Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 855563

Before coming to Worcester, Joy taught on the PGCE English programme and the Education Studies course at the University of Birmingham for eight years. Previous to this she taught in a number of Birmingham schools, taking various posts of responsibility and leadership roles including that of Deputy Head. During her time in schools she worked closely with the Birmingham English LA team and helped to deliver courses to primary teachers. In addition she worked with Westhill College of Education to support the training of primary teachers both through taught courses and on school experience. This led to a desire to become more directly involved in the training of primary teachers and Joy then moved to the University of Birmingham. She has been a member of the Primary English team at Worcester since 2003 as well as being part of the Primary Partnership team responsible for placements up until 2011. Joy is currently joint PGCE primary English module leader teaching on primary English modules for both undergraduate and post-graduate students and supervising research dissertations in the subject.



  • B.Ed (Birmingham)
  • M.A (Worcester)
  • Certificate in Child Drama


Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary Professional PGCE English Course.(currently joint leader for this course)
  • BA QTS Primary English courses
  • Mentoring trainee teachers on school experience

Research Interests

  • Mentoring trainee teachers in school
  • Student peer support through the Academic Tutor system
  • Promoting Reading for Pleasure through establishing school
  • 'Chatterbooks' reading groups (in association with The Reading Agency)

Professional Bodies

UKLA United Kingdom Reading Association


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

McKerr, L., Stanton, J., Turner, G. Two Heads are Better than One
IASK Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) November 2010

Learning Journeys of Lecturers Undertaking Post Graduate Study in Mentoring and Coaching. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (6).010

Conference presentations:

Increasing the Quality and Capacity of placements at Key Stage 1 through APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) - Joy Stanton and Linzi McKerr

TDA Partnership Development Schools Phase 3 Conference April 2009, Birmingham

A Narrative Enquiry into Paired Placements: the life story of a paired placement through the perspectives of 3 pairs of students - Linzi McKerr and Joy Stanton

Supporting Student Learning Conference, June 2012, at University of Worcester

External Roles