Senior lecturer in primary and early years education at Sheffield Hallam University

  • Qualified and experienced primary school teacher
  • Experience and expertise in primary education, particularly primary English teaching
  • Experience as a school governor, including the role of Chair of Governors
  • Doctoral student at Sheffield Hallam University, studying the role of drama in English education


Jemma's roles as both a primary teacher and teacher educator give her experience to contribute to discussions around standards and performance across the trust. Her experience as a teacher educator enables her to bring to the trust knowledge of early career training and development for teachers.

Her experience as a governor has given Jemma a range of skills and knowledge of the role governance plays in school improvement, including experience of the Ofsted process.

Jemma's current doctoral study gives Jemma to ability to challenge current practice and review data to drive school improvement

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