Staff profile

Jo Byrd


Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd

Subject

Teacher Training

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

J.Byrd@derby.ac.uk

About

I am the Programme Leader for the B.Ed and M.Edu Programme.  My doctorate is examining whiteness in teacher education. 

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across the B.Ed. & M.Edu programmes. 

Research interests

My EdD research is examining discources around race. I am also very keen on student/ school partnerships as a form of CPD and have worked with a school on this.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered College of Teachers

Qualifications

  • B.Soc Sci (2:1 Hons) Manchester University
  • TEFL Cert Trinity College London
  • PGCE University of East London
  • MA in Education Derby University

Recent conferences

  • TEAN 2017 - Collaborative working - schools, student teachers and ITE.

Experience in industry

Prior to working at the University, I was a primary school teacher for 11 years. I have experience of working in three different authorities and a wide range of schools, from small, rural schools to large, inner-city schools. I have taught in Foundation stage up to Y8 in key stage 3. I do not have a preferred age group, each KS offers something unique and rewarding.

International experience

I have taught English in private academies in Spain for 2 years. I have also taught international students in London for three years.

Recent publications

  • White, J. & Byrd, J. (2015) Early Years Workforce Development, in (eds) A. O'Grady & V. Cottle, Exploring Education at Post Graduate Level - by Routledge
  • Byrd, J. (2017) ‘Challenges to implementing a new technology in teacher education. Phase one: ‘meaningful’ digital reflections’, TEAN Journal, 9(2), pp. 76-85
  • Byrd, J. (2020) 'Imagining a new normal, free from judgement and blame' FORUM, Vol 62, No.3 pp345-352