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Qualifications: BA(Hons) MA, PGCE(Early Primary), AST FHEA
Jean Palmer joined the University in January 2013 and is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Early Primary Course and the PGCE Primary Course where she is the Partnership lead working closely with schools and mentors. She is a tutor for English.
Jean has worked in Kirklees schools since 1996. She has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and young people. She has worked in primary schools as a teacher, subject leader, Advanced Skills Teacher (English), governor and LA officer. She has taught across the Primary phases and acted as senior mentor for GTP/BA students. Jean also spent 15 years working as a professional director/writer for Theatre-in Education in mainstream and special schools.
Jean specialises in the teaching of Literacy - covering reading, writing and oral language. As the lead consultant in Kirklees for the ‘Every Child a Reader’ programme she focused on narrowing the gap for children with literacy difficulties which became the subject of her MA.
Zsargo, L. and Palmer, J. (2017) ‘Becoming and being a mentor:consistency in assessment judgments of initial teacher trainees’. In: British Educational Research Conference, 5-7 September 2017, University of Sussex
Glazzard, J. and Palmer, J. (2015) Enriching Primary English . : Critical Publishing. ISBN 9781909682498
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