Having had a successful and varied career in education spanning over 30 years (originally as a teacher and then as a Teaching and Learning Consultant working with Oxfordshire Education Authority) Jan set up as an independent Educational Consultant, offering bespoke consultancy and training packages for your school improvement needs.
Jan was Lead AfL (Assessment for Learning) Consultant for Oxfordshire and has extensive experience in working with school leadership teams to develop whole- school initiatives and action-based research projects.
In addition to AfL, her specialist areas of expertise include:
developing PLTS; improving theory lessons within practical subjects; promoting autonomous learning and developing interactive pedagogy.
One of her strengths is her ability to work across the full range of subjects to improve teaching and learning. She prides herself on being able to motivate teachers through her enthusiasm for innovative teaching and learning strategies coupled with a practical approach.
She regularly leads a range of training programmes for whole staff, managers and department Inset as well as coaching and mentoring staff at all stages of their careers.
Jan spent three years with her great friend and fellow consultant Claire Gadsby on the Dynamically Different Classrooms project. Working with Primary, Middle, Secondary and Special schools across the UK, they explored the untapped the potential of the classroom environment. This led to their current book, ‘Dynamically Different Classrooms – Create Spaces that Spark Learning‘, published in May 2019.