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Jan Gourd

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Education

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Jan Gourd

Role Summary



  • BEd (Hons)
  • MEd


  • Early Years
  • Primary Education


  • Member of EXEL project 1990-1994
  • Children's writing
  • Early Years policy.
  • 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.

Expert Membership of professional bodies


Roles on external bodies


Other Interests

Previously primary teacher, latterly headteacher and Plymouth Able and Talented provision lead. EYPS assessor.

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