Jan worked in a number of Liverpool Secondary Schools across the City teaching Science and Chemistry from 1980 until 1999. Following her appointment as senior lecturer in Science Education her main focus moved to teaching primary science with a particular research focus on transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3. Her resulting work included writing the pilot Key Stage 3 Science Strategy materials for the DfE and subsequent Local Authority CPD delivery and writing of Science texts for schools. Working as partnership co-ordinator, subject leader and, more latterly, as Director of Teacher Education has led to an expertise in the range of ITT routes into teaching.
In September 2016 she took up the post of Director Strategic Partnership Initiatives in the Vice Chancellor's office developing, supporting and enhancing partnerships with a range of stakeholders - internally and externally.
1979, University of Manchester's Institue of Science and Technology, United Kingdom, BA Hons Chemistry
Director Strategic Partnership Initiatives, VIce Chancellor's Office, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - present
Director of School of Education and Professional Learning, School of Teacher Education and Professional Learning, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - present
Head of Education Studies, Early Childhood and Primary Education, Facutly of Education, Community and Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University, 2003 - 2010
Partnership co-ordinator, Faculty of Education Community and Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University, 2001 - 2003
MA Education, United Kingdon, University of Liverpool, 1998 - 2002
Murphy JI, Stanley G, Jones M. 2012. Implementing the Opening Minds curriculum in a secondary school in England: an alternative to the one-size-fits-all National Curriculum? Curriculum Journal, 23 :265-282 DOI
Stanley, G., Murphy, J., & Jones, M. G. Stanley, G., Murphy, J., & Jones, M. (2011). Adoption and Implementation of a Novel Way to Deliver the Curriculum: A Case Study of a Secondary School's Use of the Opening Minds Curriculum with Year 7 Students. British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), University of London, 06 - 08 September 2011. British Educational Research Association Conference
Murphy JI, Stanley, G., Jones, M. & Murphy, J. (2012). . Implementing The Opening Minds Curriculum In A Secondary School In England: An Alternative To The One-Size-Fits-All National Curriculum? European Conference on Educational Research ECER. European Conference on Educational Research
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Liverpool John Moores University, Department for Education and Skills. 2001
Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Management Committee, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), Member. 2001