Jayne Bartrop

Senior Lecturer

School of Life Sciences and Education

Having taught as an Associate Tutor on the PGCE Business and Economics course at Edge Hill University, I was delighted in 2015 to join the Education team at Staffordshire University to lead the PGCE course in Business and Economics.

After working in schools in Lancashire and Merseyside as part of my teacher training, I settled in Cheshire where I had twenty happy, but extremely busy years in a local secondary school.

I have taught Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, and have also been involved teaching enterprise education to year 6 pupils at a local feeder primary school.

I am currently studying for a Masters in Education at Staffordshire University.

Professional memberships and activities

A member of the Economics and Business Economics Education (EBEA).

Academic qualifications

2016 – Masters in Education, Staffordshire University (currently studying)

1996 – Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Economics Education, Edge Hill University

1994 – BA (Hons) Business Studies, Nottingham Trent University


As an experienced classroom teacher and Curriculum Leader of Business and Economics I have taught all age and ability ranges from Key Stage 3-Key Stage 5 across a wide range of courses including A level Business, A level Economics, BTEC Business Level 2 and 3, GNVQ Business, Applied Business, Enterprise Education, A level General Studies, Young Enterprise, Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PHSE), and Opening Minds.

Team Leader for the AQA examination board. Responsible for training and assessing A Level Business Studies examiners.

Standards Verifier for the BTEC Business Studies courses at both Level 2 and 3, responsible for assessing schools administration and moderating pupil coursework.


I am currently involved in all aspects of teaching on the Secondary PGCE courses.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020