Jennifer Field B Ed Hons with QTS, MA

Professor of Mathematics Education, National Teaching Fellow and HEA Senior Fellow

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Jennifer Field

Jennifer Field

Professor of Mathematics Education, National Teaching Fellow and HEA Senior Fellow


Jennifer Field is a Professor of Mathematics Education, a National Teaching Fellow, University Teaching Fellow and HEA Senior Fellow.  She works within the in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich. Jenny has been recognised as a National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy for her "excellent reputation for inspirational approaches, which have improved teaching in the primary classroom, both locally and nationally, over the past three decades."

As a primary school teacher, she was one of the first 'National Leading Mathematics Teachers', providing demonstration lessons for hundreds of teachers during a five-year period, as well as supporting the Numeracy Consultant for Bexley. Ofsted graded her teaching as 'outstanding'.

Jenny joined the University of Greenwich as senior lecturer in the Primary department in 2003. In 2005 she became Curriculum Lead for Primary Mathematics on the undergraduate BA Hons degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes. In 2012, she was promoted to Principal Lecturer and University of Greenwich Teaching Fellow, for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Since then she has been involved in various university wide initiatives and pan faculty projects, which extend her work beyond primary education. In 2018 she was promoted to Professor of Mathematics Education on the Teaching and Learning Pathway, in recognition of her national and international impact on Primary Mathematics.

Jenny played a key leadership role in forming 'The South East England Consortium' of Universities, who successfully bid to provide the level 7 DfE Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST). This was a government-funded national programme, and she was responsible for leading the training of MaST teachers across five local authorities in over 80 schools; this included the training of 5 local authority mathematics consultants to deliver parts of the programme locally. She continues to work with many of her alumni of specialists from this programme, who have gone on to support next generation of primary mathematics specialists. Jenny has also been programme leader on the PGCE Primary Maths (QTS) Programme since 2014. 

In recent years her main work is at regional and national level – developing and extending external partnership work.  This work includes large Teaching Alliances, government funded National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (recognised as one of its Accredited Lead Providers), Mathematics Association and the National Maths Hubs.   She currently leads a nationally funded research project, working with Mathematics Leaders from over 150 schools in the South East Region.  This work includes designing year-long CPD Programmes including 'Whole School Approaches to Teaching Times Tables' – in light of the introduction in 2020 of the new Times Tables SATs tests. This work has included her leadership in both action research projects and participatory case studies. She was also involved in the Shanghai Teacher Exchange Programme and works as both a strategic and operational partner with a government funded National Maths Hub.

Since 2016 Jenny has also become involved in developing staff and student resilience and was a key member of a pan-faculty research project aimed at supporting resilience in undergraduate students. She also undertook 2 years accredited training with Oxford University to learn more about this.  

In 2019 she has been part of an expert group writing a new University Assessment Policy and has also written the subject level TEF for the Teacher and Education Submission. She regularly presents at Conference, gives Key Notes and is currently developing an innovative resource for teaching multiplicative reasoning in primary schools. She is currently undertaking her Phd by Publication.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Professor of Mathematics Education on the Teaching and Learning Pathway
  • National Teaching Fellow, University Teaching Fellow and HEA Senior Fellow working on pan faculty and cross faculty projects
  • Lead for External Mathematics CPD Provision, Research and Enterprise
  • Member of the University Assessment Group
  • Member of the Faculty Panel for Standards and Quality
  • Member of the HEA Accreditation Panel - GOLD

Recognition

  • National Teaching Fellow (HEA)
  • Threshold Standards for Teachers (Department for Education and Skills/DfES)
  • Accredited Lead Provider for National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)
  • Member of the Board of the SE London Maths Hub Steering Group
  • Mathematics Association Primary Committee Member (MA)
  • Pioneer Academy Subject Steering Group Member

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Attitudes towards maths, how they are acquired and how they influence future learning and achievement.
  • The role of the mathematics specialist teacher within the primary setting.
  • Mastery approaches to mathematics, and how they could influence practice
  • Whole school approaches to teaching maths concepts – including Times Tables and the Bar Model

Recent publications

Artefact

Field, Jenny and , (2018), A resource for primary mathematics: The Array Manipulative. In: , , , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted

Article

Robinson, Oliver , Sebah, Ilham, McNay, Ian, Field, Jenny , Wragg, Jane , Stevenson, Mandy , Newton, Paul (2021), Evaluating the REP-S brief resilience intervention for students in higher education: A multi-study mixed-methods programme of research. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 49 (5) . pp. 672-688 ISSN: 0306-9885 (Print), 1469-3534 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2021.1888372).

Field, Jenny , Day, Allie, Vyas, Sunita (2021), Teaching, learning and understanding times tables, a case study from the perspective of schools participating in a national CPD programme. Mathematical Association. In: , , , . Mathematical Association, Primary Mathematics, 25 (1) . pp. 19-25 (doi: https://www.m-a.org.uk).

Field, Jenny and , (2020), A whole school intervention for teaching, learning and understanding Times Tables. Mathematical Association. In: , , , . Mathematical Association, Primary Mathematics, 24 (1) . pp. 17-22 ISSN: 1465-0495 (Print), (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2018), How to improve paired talk in primary maths: one teacher trainer shares a simple tweak that could enhance the quality of 'talk partner' discussion in primary maths. Times Education Suppliment. In: , , , . Times Education Suppliment, TES (doi: https://www.tes.com/news/how-improve-paired-talk-primary-maths) NB Item availability restricted.

Field, Jenny and , (2016), Can China teach the UK anything about education in primary maths?. Mathematical Association. In: , , , . Mathematical Association, Primary Mathematics, 19 (3) ISSN: 1465-0495 (Print), (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Field, Jenny and , (2015), Can we learn anything from China about Education in Mathematics?. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching, 7 (11) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v7i11.237).

Conference item

Field, Jenny and , (2019), Whole school approaches to teaching, learning and understanding times table. In: Inside Government: Raising and Maintaining Standards of Primary Numeracy, 26 Nov 2019, London, UK , Raising and Maintaining Standards of Primary Numeracy. , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Field, Jenny and , (2019), Presentation of Findings from Innovation Action Research Project with 70 Schools on 'Whole School Approaches to Teaching Times Tables'. In: ATM and MA Primary Committee Conference, 7th June 2019, Royal Society London , . , (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2019), Investigating the Early Impact of the Times Tables Innovation Action Research Project in Schools. In: Mathematics Mastery Conference 2, 21st May 2019, University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) , . , (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2019), Working in Partnership with the National Maths Hubs - how to design and lead an Innovation Project. In: Developing Working Partnerships: Networks of ITE Providers and Maths Hubs, 17th May 2019, University College London , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Field, Jenny and , (2019), Whole school approaches to teaching and learning times tables. In: Mathematics Mastery Conference 1, 04 Mar 2019, University Of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus) , . , (doi: ).

Back, Jenny , Borthwick, Alison, Field, Jenny, Hall, Michael , Parker, Gemma , Woodham, Liz (2019), Teaching times tables. Mathematics Association. In: ATM-MA 2019 Conference, 15 - 18 Apr 2019, Warwick, UK , ATM MA Mathematics Conference: Mathematics-Collaboration-Creativity (2019). Mathematics Association, Chesford Grange Warwick (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Field, Jenny and , (2018), LLME National Maths Hub Conference (2018) - for Leaders in Mathematics Education. In: LLME National Maths Hub Conference (2018) - for leaders in mathematics education, , , . , (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2018), NTF Symposium 2018: as a National Teaching Fellow. In: The Impact of Teaching Excellence – ANTF and HEA Excellence Awards Symposium, , , . , (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2018), What about the Lecturer? Exploring our own wellbeing and whether Mindfulness could help us to improve our resilience. NA. In: Teaching and Learning Annual Festival University of Greenwich Business School, Wednesday, 27th June 2018, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court , Teaching and Learning Annual Festival University of Greenwich Business School. NA, (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2017), Creative approaches to mastering algebra. In: The Power of Six National Maths Conference, 19th October 2017, City of London School, London , . , (doi: ).

Field, Jenny and , (2017), Research points to the fact that mindfulness can both increase resilience and reduce stress; so what is it all about and could it play any part in improving student and staff wellbeing?. SHIFT CONFERENCE. In: SHIFT 2018: Annual Conference of Learning, Teaching & Assessment, Friday 5th January 2018, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court , KEY NOTE: Research points to the fact that mindfulness can both increase resilience and reduce stress; so what is it all about and could it play any part in improving student and staff wellbeing?. SHIFT CONFERENCE, (doi: https://vimeo.com/250456564).

Field, Jenny and , (2015), Shanghai and Singapore mastery approaches to primary mathematics. In: Shift 2015 - Sparking ideas: Sharing educational innovation, 9th January 2015, University of Greenwich, UK , . , (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Field, Jenny and , (2019), Practical ideas to make lectures more creative, engaging and interactive, and in doing so provide opportunities for regular formative assessment as part of the teaching process. National Teaching Fellow Symposium. In: , , , A Saucer Full of Secrets: Abstract of Papers. National Teaching Fellow Symposium, Birmingham City University . pp. 12-12 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Monograph

Field, Jenny , Tharp, Ian, Gorgoni, Sara (2019), Appendix 3: University of Greenwich Assessment and Feedback Policy 2019. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, University of Greenwich (doi: ).