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Jill Turner

Senior Lecturer in Primary Initial Teacher Education

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855408

Jill Turner joined the University of Worcester in 2003 after a successful career in teaching and managing in schools. Jill had worked as a leading teacher in Mathematics with Worcestershire and had combined the role of lead mentor with a managerial position in a middle school. Having always enjoyed supporting trainee teachers Jill chose Higher Education as a way of contributing to the future workforce. At Worcester Jill led the primary Mathematics team through two very successful Ofsted inspections and has inspired many students to develop their mathematical skills through research and effective teaching.  Jill works closely with colleagues in the Research Methods Team to link academic work with the Professional Role of the Teacher.

For three years Jill worked with the University of Oulu in Northern Finland teaching ‘British Mathematical Methods’ as part of their MA international programme. In 2012 she was awarded a scholarship from the University Council for the education of teachers(UCET) which enabled her to travel to the United States to research pedagogies used by student teachers in training.


2005 MA in Education University of Worcester

2004 PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education- University of Worcester,

SEDA Award 2004 Staff and Educational Development Association

1984 B.Ed, University of Birmingham

1976 Cert. Ed, University of Leicester

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Primary Mathematics
Effective teaching and learning for children
Research methods in Education
Student research projects.

Research Interests

Efficacy in the teaching of primary mathematics
Collaborative teaching and peer work for ITE students
How the new curriculum will affect the teaching of mathematics in schools
Linking the academic to the practical for developing teachers.
Internationalism – perspectives of culture amongst trainee primary teachers

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

The Higher Education Academy, HEA, Fellow

Association of Teachers of Mathematics, ATM, member

West Midland tutor network for ITE Mathematics

National Centre for the Excellence of Teachers of Mathematics, NCETM, member



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

McKerr, L. & Turner, G. (2012) London. Agents for Change: An Investigation into the Emerging Professional within Initial Teacher Education. In: Shoniregun, C. A. & Akmayeva, S. A. (eds.) London International Conference on Education LICE 2012. London, Infonomics Society. pp. 68-71.

Conference presentation:

"Two Heads are Better Than One"Linzi McKerr and Jill Turner, International Association for Scientific Knowledge Teaching and Learning Conference November 2010 Seville, Spain

UCET Scholarship Winner – Jill Turner
Do students in the USA have similar pedagological experiences to their British counterparts when delivering calculations for primary Mathematics?
UCET conference Promoting and protecting excellence in teacher education, November 2012, Hinkley Island Hotel, Leicestershire.

Agents for Change: An Investigation into the Emerging Professional within Initial Teacher Education Linzi McKerr and Jill Turner
London International Conference on Education, November 2012, London

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

2011 – present External Examiner for Birmingham City University BAQTS

2010 – present CEOP ambassador

2009 – present STEM ambassador

2009 - present External Examiner for University of Wales, Newport, BAQTS

2007 - 2011 External Examiner at Kingston University, PGCE primary Course and SCITT courses in Dorset and Poole