Jackie was seconded to the School of Education as a Teaching Fellow in January 2013 from her position as Faculty Head of Business Education and Computing Science at Eastwood High School, East Renfrewshire Council. A position she held for 7 years. Prior to this, Jackie held the post of Principal Teacher in two secondary schools within Glasgow City Council. She joined the University on 1 August 2014 as a Teaching Fellow.
Jackie’s masters dissertation was on ‘Coaching and Mentoring: A Teacher’s Perspective. The aim of the research study was to explore teachers’ views on the use of informal coaching and mentoring within their school, to investigate the experiences of mentors and mentees within a formal mentoring programme, and finally, to consider what impact these have on teachers’ professional learning. Jackie is presently working on her EdD thesis investigating how partnership is exemplified within educational policy. Key questions for consideration: what are stakeholders’ understandings of partnership and what are the experiences of those involved in the enactment of partnership. The research findings will provide data concerning the partnership framework and make a contribution to research literature within teacher education.
Module Leader PGDE Business Education. Areas of interest are: Technologies, Administration and IT, Business Management, Accounting and Economics. Module Leader PGDE Computing Science. Areas of interest are: Technologies and Computing Science. Module Leader BEd Options Module: Children, Creativity and Computers.
Master of Education, University of Strathclyde