Department:School of Education & Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Jo has expertise in Primary education and excellent classroom practice. Jo has a vast teaching experience of all ages giving her vital knowledge on a child’s educational journey through all key stages and beyond.
Jo has been a teaching full time since 2006, spending 6 years teaching in Primary Schools. During her teaching career, Jo has had experience of teaching pupils from all Key Stages; from Key stage one children right through to students in KS4 and the post-16 sector, which has given her an excellent understanding of children’s complete educational journey.
She spent 3 years as an Advanced Practitioner, who has been consistently graded ‘outstanding’ in her teaching, learning and assessment and has devised her own teacher training sessions to help other teachers improve their own practice and supported her own PGCE students.
Jo is currently researching the effects of educational policy on teaching and learning. Looking in detail at student and teacher, engagement and motivation. What is a student’s motivation to learn and what the effects on student motivation? What are the effects of failure on motivation?