Jayne Edwards

Jayne Edwards BA, PGCE, Post Grad Dip 

Director of Continuing Professional Learning and Development

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 482040
E-mail: jayne.edwards@uwtsd.ac.uk

  • Leadership of the Professional Learning team of tutors and related programmes.
  • Provision of accredited professional learning programmes and bespoke provision to schools, teachers and FE college tutors.
  • Development of strategic partnerships to provide a broad offer of school based professional learning programmes.

Following 9 years as a secondary school drama teacher and head of year, I worked in initial teacher education as a programme director and senior leader for over 13 years. During this time I became an independent inspector for Estyn and an external examiner for two institutions.

I joined a school improvement service in 2007 as an Adviser for 14-19 Education and became a Principal Adviser in 2010.  On the reorganisation of school improvement in Wales in 2012, I was appointed to the role of Head of Service for the school support team and worked closely with headteachers to provide a service based on partnership and school to school working.

I joined UWTSD in 2014 as Director of Continuing Professional Learning and Development.

  • Higher Education Academy
  • National Drama
  • Independent Inspector for Estyn
  • Lead and Emerging Schools National Steering Group – 2012-2014
  • Education Policy to Practice
  • School Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Learning
  • 2005-2007 – ‘The role of student voice in school transformation in Wales’.
  • Presentation at BERA 2006
  • School improvement
  • Professional Learning for aspiring school leaders and teachers

During my career in teacher education I have been involved in and led a number of national projects delivered by Higher Education Institutions.  These include;

  • National School Councils Project
  • National Learning Coach Development Programme
  • National Entreprenuership Development Programme (Dynamo) 

Much of my work in CPLD is focused on commercial and consultancy activity in the areas of leadership development, improving learning and teaching and addressing poverty and disadvantage.