Lynne Jones, Professional Development Officer

    Lynne is an experienced primary practitioner with a languages background who joined the SCILT team in August 2012 as a Professional Development Officer straight from the classroom.

    Following an honours degree in French and Spanish at University of Stirling, Lynne undertook her initial teacher training at the University of Paisley (now UWS). In the course of her career Lynne took on class, school and cluster responsibilities for languages and international education which contributed to the award of Professional Recognition from GTC Scotland in 2008. In terms of the teaching and learning of languages, her particular interests are inclusive practice and developing literacy across languages, especially through image and film.

    Alongside the rest of the Primary Team at SCILT, much of Lynne’s work is concerned with designing, facilitating and evaluating professional learning opportunities for aspiring, new and experienced primary teachers from across the country. Lynne also has joint responsibility for online support networks for teachers and is always happy to share practice and respond to questions on social media and the SCILT professional learning community on Glow.

    In supporting the implementation of the 1+2 approach to language learning, Lynne was a member of the working groups which contributed to the development of Education Scotland’s comprehensive online resource and the 1st level MLAN Experiences and Outcomes.

    As one of the inter-agency team that designs and delivers the Train the Trainer programme, Lynne is also responsible for developing and refining the professional reflection and the Masters level assessment elements of the twelve month course. The programme was awarded Professional Recognition accreditation for Leading Learning in Languages by the GTC Scotland in May 2015.

    Lynne graduated from University of Edinburgh with a Masters in Teaching (MTeach) in November 2015. Her dissertation focused on effective professional learning for teachers of languages. Her particular research interests are learner voice and teacher learning.

    Contact:
    LH-232 Lord Hope Building
    University of Strathclyde
    141 St James Road
    Glasgow, G4 0LT

    0141 444 8173
    lynne.jones@strath.ac.uk
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