Ms Jo Griffiths

Job: Senior Lecturer in Education

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: 0116 255 1551 (6945)




Personal profile

Jo is programme leader for the MA Education Practice and teaches practice-based modules on the BA Education Studies. Her professional background is in secondary school teaching working as subject and faculty leader in the social sciences. She has also worked in a deputy leadership role in a large special educational needs department within a mainstream school.

In 2014, after completing a MA Educational Leadership and Management, Jo moved to work in teacher education at the University of Leicester. Her responsibilities involved supporting students with disabilities throughout the School of Education and leading mentor training on the Secondary PGCE.

Jo's MA dissertation focused on the way that coaching conversations could help to support the professional development needs of teaching assistants. She has conducted and published research on the use of lesson study within teacher education, and is currently investigating the way in which teachers enact policy aimed at reducing attainment gaps between groups of pupils. 

Research group affiliations

Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice

Research interests/expertise

Teacher education and policy enactment in secondary schools

Areas of teaching

Programme Lead for MA Education Practice
MA Module Leader for:
Assessment and the Curriculum
Current and Emergent Issues in Educational Policy
Dissertation/Major Project
BA Module Leader for:
Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning
Evidence based Teaching and Learning 


MA Education Leadership and Management
PGCE Social Science (with SEN)
BA Modular Studies 

Courses taught

MA Education Practice and BA Education Studies