Jayne Morgan

Jayne Morgan BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA & HEA Fellow

Language, Literacy & Communication Lecturer

Tel: 01792 482018
E-mail: jayne.morgan@uwtsd.ac.uk

I lecture on both the Initial Teacher Training BA (QTS) and the PG programmes. My focus is primary English, but I also contribute to a number of different modules.

I graduated from the University of London with a degree in psychology and a fascination for how children think and learn. After completing my PGCE at Trinity College, Carmarthen, I began my career in Powys. Since then I have taught in Wales, England, Saudi Arabia and Oman. I have taught the entire primary age range and I have held several posts of responsibility.

I obtained an MA in Education from the University of Leicester, and the focus of my dissertation was curriculum development.

More recently, I worked on an education reform project in Qatar as an English Advisor. I then became the Head Teacher of a large 4-14 international school in Doha. I eventually left the school to join another education reform project in Abu Dhabi where I was a Senior Management Advisor and then a Lead Trainer. This work was extremely interesting because it involved working with educators from all over the world and implementing many strategies that were at the forefront of educational thinking.

On returning to Wales, I joined the University of South Wales where I worked until I joined UWTSD.

  • National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)
  • United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)

I teach on the following undergraduate and post-graduate English modules: ECAD4004 (An Introduction to the Knowledge, Skills and Understanding of Language and Mathematics), ECAD 5004 (Teaching Language and Mathematics), & M6X02149 (Learning & Teaching in the Primary School).

I also contribute to ECAD4002 (Iaith ar Daith) which is a Welsh second-language module.

I teach on the post-graduate modules M7X02153 (The Enquiring Teacher) and ECPP7001 (School Development & Pupil Progress).

I am still fascinated by how children learn, and love being in classrooms. I am keen to discover more about the link between language and thinking, so this is likely to be the focus of my Ph.D. studies. As a Welsh-speaker and someone who has observed English and Arabic taught simultaneously, bilingual education is also a subject close to my heart. I have always enjoyed using stories as a stimulus for learning, and I have a keen interest in children’s literature.

My principal expertise is in how children develop language skills and how teachers can facilitate this development. However, my extensive overseas experience has given me a great knowledge of educational development programmes and international education.

I worked as a consultant for an organization in Muscat, Oman. I spent 4 months advising and setting up a new international primary school.