Jayne Bartrop

Senior Lecturer

Institute of 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 as a Senior Lecturer to lead the PGCE course in Business and Economics. I teach across all PGCE Secondary courses and on the Education and Professional Issues programme.

I began my teaching career working in schools in Lancashire and Merseyside as part of my teacher training before settling in Cheshire where I had twenty happy, but extremely busy years as a Curriculum Leader in a local secondary school. I have taught Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 and have also been involved teaching enterprise education to year 6 pupils at a local feeder primary school.

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.

Professional memberships and activities

Member of the Economics and Business Economics Education (EBEA). 

Academic qualifications

MA in Education, Staffordshire University

PGCE in Business and Economics Education, Edge Hill University

BA (Hons) Business Studies, Nottingham Trent University

Senior Fellow of Higher Education


Senior Examiner 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 and the Assessment Only route to QTS. 

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021