Ms Jo Baines

Position: PGCE 3-7 Phase Leader

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Education and Childhood

Subject area: Becoming a Teacher

Research Centre: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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PGCE Core and School Direct 3-7 Phase Leader

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education –working within the following programmes:  BEd , PGCE Core and PGCE School Direct

PGCE SD Admissions and Progression Tutor- trainee support and intervention, responsible for induction, curriculum for 3-7 trainees, trainee voice

Derby Teaching Schools Alliance (DTSA) Lead University Tutor- this involves working closely with the DTSA Alliance Leader to ensure continuity and provision between Centre-based training (university and Alliance) and school based training.

Lead the Leading Partners in Literacy and Mathematics project  for all of the PGCE Core students-working closely with partnership schools to increase children’s attainment in reading and phonics and mathematical understanding.

English Lead across the PGCE programmes

PGCE Early Years Phase Pathway Leader (3-7) across both programmes

Teaching responsibilities

  • PGCE Core and SD English module-Level 6
  • PGCE Core and SD Learning and Teaching modules-Level 7 
  • 3-7 Provision

Research interests

Developing and sustaining students' resilience and self-efficacy-their Identity Capital whilst on teaching placement; what are the possible factors?


  • BEd (Hons)
  • Masters of Education

Experience in industry

Deputy Headship at Local South Derbshire school, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Primary classroom teacher prior 2000-2007

Key Stage 1 Primary classroom teacher in Gloucestershire County Council 1997-2000

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