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Jan Gourd

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Education

01752 636700 Ext:5228

Jan Gourd


  • B.Ed(Hons)
  • M.Ed


Early Years -ECS Top Up, PGDip Early Years,BA Early Childhood Studies with EYITT, Primary Education-BA(Hons)


Member of EXEL project 1990-1994

Children's writing. Early Years Policy. New technology and it's potential impact on pedagogy. Pedagogical documentation.


  • Kingdon, Z and Gourd, J. (eds) (2014) Early Years Policy: The Impact on Practice: London: Routledge.
  • Gourd,J (2013) 'Using Needs Analysis in Early Years' in Early Years Educator Vol 15 No 7 pp 38-44 Salisbury: MarkAllen Group.

Other Interests

Previously primary teacher, latterly headteacher and Plymouth Able and Talented provision lead. EYPS assessor. I currently programme lead the PGDip Early Years with EYTS and the BA Early Childhood Studies EYTS.

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