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Jane Flood – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Jane is a lecturer on the School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) PGCE programme at Bath Spa, with a special interest in Early Years and Primary Education. Before joining Bath Spa in 2022, Jane enjoyed a varied teaching career in schools in Hampshire for the past 25 years. Her roles have included Class Teacher, NQT Mentor, Supply Teacher, NVQ Lecturer and Assessor, Governor and Headteacher.

Jane is currently completing her PGCHE at Bath Spa and studying part-time for a PhD at Warwick University, where her interests are in exploring teachers’ research use and how this knowledge is shared in Professional Learning Networks.

Additionally, Jane is carrying out research into the impact of the Next Big 10 project facilitated by Big Education (2022-2024).

Jane has worked as a Research Assistant on several funded projects, including Using Research Learning Communities to improve the outcomes of looked after children (2021 - 2022) funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care, and Evidence Informed Practice for School Inclusion (2021-2023) funded by Erasmus+.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Educational Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • MA American Studies
  • BA (Hons) Humanities
  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy

Professional memberships

  • Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching

Areas of expertise

  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Early Years
  • Primary School Leadership

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