Jane Knowlson

Jane Knowlson


Personal profile

Academic Biography

Jane Knowlson is currently a Senior Lecturer for Primary Initial Teacher Training, leading modules on both the PGCE and BA routes.

Before working at the university, with 32 years experience in teaching and leadership, Jane was the Head Teacher of a primary school based in North Yorkshire. 

With considerable experience in Special Educational Needs and Autism in primary education, Jane still works closely with SEND Teams across the Tees Valley.

Having extensive knowledge of Safeguarding, Jane was the Primary Educational Representative for Darlington Serious Case Review Partnership.

With support from The British Council, Jane has also delivered training to primary teachers in Spain.

Currently working with:

  • Tees Valley Educational Trust 
  • MIMA- securing a funding bids to offer CPD to Primary schools within the Tees Valley
  • Working with local youth organisations to support career aspirations of vulnerable, young people in the Tees Valley.
  • Darlington SEND Team

    Additional areas of expertise, relating to primary education:

    • Autism and SEND 
    • Safeguarding 
    • Pupil Premium
    • Attachment and Trauma
    • Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
    • Behaviour Management
    • Young Carers 
    • Parent Support

Education/Academic qualification

Attachment, Trauma and Loss Strategic Lead Level 6, University of Brighton

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

National Award for SENDCo, Edge Hill University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Autism Lead, Autism Education Trust

Award Date: 31 Jul 2014

National Professional Qualification for Headship - NPQH

Award Date: 31 Jul 2012

Bachelor, Bachelor of Education with Honours, University of Wales

Award Date: 1 Jul 1991