10 May 2011
Canterbury Christ Church University has appointed Kerry Jordan-Daus as Head of Primary Education.
Kerry is currently the Programme Director for the Graduate Teacher Programme, the largest programme of its kind in the country which, under her leadership, was graded as 'outstanding' for its Initial Teacher Education by Ofsted in 2010. She joined the University full-time, eight years ago after a successful first career in school teaching and management in schools in Kent, Sussex and the West Midlands.
Dr John Moss, Dean of the Faculty of Education, said: “Kerry is recognised as an inspirational teacher by her students and colleagues, and is also highly respected in the University's teacher education school partnerships.
“She is well placed to lead the work of Primary Education through the period of change and challenge it faces, building on its already excellent reputation and influence, with the enthusiasm, energy and high expectations she has brought to all her work in the Faculty of Education to date.”
Kerry said on her appointment: “I am hugely excited and privileged to be working with such an outstanding team. The range of projects and work that the department is involved in is truly phenomenal and I am really looking forward to working with everyone on the challenges ahead.”
Canterbury Christ Church University’s Initial Teacher Education received top grades in its Ofsted report last year. Following the inspection in May 2010, which evaluated the Faculty of Education’s primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching, seven ‘outstanding’ grades and one ‘good’ were awarded.
The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996. The secondary and post-compulsory provision received its best grades ever. The Graduate and Registered Teacher Programme, which is also the largest in the country, got two top grades in its first ever inspection.
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services. With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
• In 2010 the Faculty of Education’s Initial Teacher Education received top grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.