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Dr Jane Calcutt

Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary & Childhood Education

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Department: Primary & Childhood Education

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Jane has worked in a variety of primary school settings over 25 years whilst completing practitioner research at both Masters and Doctorate level. She was awarded The Association of Open University Graduates Vic Finkelstein Award in Health and Social Care for her Doctoral research. Jane has experience teaching from Early Years through to Key Stage 2. Subject specialisms include PSHE, History, Art, PE and has worked as a primary link teacher for the Liverpool School Sports Partnership. She has previously been a school-based student mentor for a number of universities.

Jane is also a qualified Mindfulness in Schools primary programme teacher, Massage in Schools Association instructor and Performance Coach in Education (NCFE Diploma). 

Research Interests

Research interests include children’s social and emotional learning, specifically utilising mindfulness for supporting social justice principles.  Current projects include investigating student personal and interpersonal development through pedagogical activities and exploring teacher educator evolving identities through democratic evaluation methods. 


Jane teaches across a variety of programmes spanning level 4-level 7 at Edge Hill including the BA(Hons) Primary Education, Primary PGCE, Child and Learning Development and the MA in Education. Responsibilties include curriculum planning, content and delivery on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing. She is currently creating materials on developing student resilience both within the faculty and across the university. Jane also leads on a module that investigates perceptions of children, childhood, families and children’s communities through examining a range of cultural and international perspectives.