Staff profile

Michael Jackson

Senior Lecturer in ITE


Teacher Training


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Teaching responsibilities

I am programme leader for the School Direct Secondary PGCE. This involves working with a number of schools organising the timetable for the trainees. I teach most of the modules on this programme such as Effective Teaching 1 and 2 and Reflective teaching 1 and 2 along with the level 7 modules. I have also taught on the BEd 4 programme and the BED1 Primary Languages module.

Professional interests

My professional interests stem from having taught Spanish and French in Secondary schools for 21 years. My experience in this field has been used with the current drive to bring languages into the primary school. I completed my Masters  Degree with a survey of PMFL teaching in the city of Derby.

My previous work with teaching assistants has given me an interest in this area too. I delivered 3 CPD sessions for Derbyshire Teaching assistants in Dec 2013 at Chesterfield and have done other sessions in a number of local Derbyshire Primary schools.

I am an External Examiner for St Marys University College London for Education in Context from 2011 to 2015. I am now an external Examiner for Leeds Trinity SCITT in their School Direct Secondary course.

I have been a governor at Ravensdale Junior school in derby for 16 years which has given me an inavuable  insight into primary education.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

21 years working in Secondary schools in Derbyshire teaching Languages.

International experience

Module Leader for PGCE Primary French which involved sending a group of our Primary PGCE trainees to France Corsica) and receiving French students back. These were for 4 week placements in french schools and involved spending a week there to monitor their progress.

I worked as a languages Assistant in two schools in Le Touquet, France

Additional interests and activities

I enjoy cycling and walking in Derbyshire.

I have three children and am married  to a Secondary school German Teacher who also reminds me of the real life in schools, an aspect I hope I reflect in the PGCE SD secondary.

Recent publications