Jane Whittenbury


Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: j.whittenbury@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855503

Jane taught in Primary and Middle schools for 15 years before becoming involved with the University of Worcester, the last 9 years as Literacy Co-ordinator. For two years, Jane was released one day a week from school to teach English at the University. This then developed into a secondment in 2003 and she is now a part-time English tutor on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

Jane is also Year 1 Co-ordinator. This involves organising and overseeing Induction Week, working with StARs and managing the Academic Tutor system for the year group, amongst other responsibilities.

Jane is module leader for a cross-curricular module which links English, Maths and Science, leading a team of 12 tutors.

As a School Experience tutor, Jane travels around the area to observe students in school and work with teachers. She is leading a reading project with a local primary school and Year 1 Undergraduates. She works closely with schools as part of her role within the Partnership team.

Other interests include mentoring. Jane's MA.Ed dissertation focused on mentoring new members of academic staff.


  • MA.Ed
  • B.Ed (Hons)
  • SEDA
  • Certificate in Professional Studies in Education: Primary History

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary English:
  • PGCE English
  • PITE1002
  • PITE3005

Research Interests

  • Mentoring
  • Reflective practice
  • Primary English

Professional Bodies

United Kingdom Literacy Association


Recent publications:

Contributor: Effective Teachers of Writing: What do they know and do? in Mills,C and Ellis, S (eds) (2002) Connecting, Creating: New Ideas in Teaching Writing. Herts. UKRA

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


Jane Whittenbury, Kim Russell, Mandy Andrews, Sue Lillyman:

Undergraduates experiences of reflection as a learning tool for being and becoming a professional: An interdisciplinary proposal. Presented at the Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Worcester, 16th June 2011.