Jill Trinder

Jill Trinder BA Hons, PGCE

Jill Trinder

Jill Trinder

Senior Lecturer, Lead for Mathematics

Department of Teacher Education

Faculty of Education and Health

Jill Trinder is a Senior Lecturer and Lead for Mathematics in the Department of Primary Education at the University of Greenwich.

Prior to training in teaching, Jill worked in Central London for a well-known property company as a PA to its Commercial Board of Directors.

Jill joined the university in 2013 as Lead for primary mathematics, responsible for overseeing the taught input of mathematics across the mainstream undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Jill has joint responsibility for ensuring the mathematics provision remains responsive to changes prompted both by research and government initiatives.

As a Senior Lecturer, Jill teaches mathematics across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to QTS, and coordinates a multi-subject course in Year 3 entitled Effective Teaching and Learning. The course focuses upon the five key characteristics of effective learning and students are asked to consider what each of these characteristics would look like in terms of the teaching and learning of English, maths and science. Jill is also a course leader on the BA Hons Primary Education  (2 year accelerated) programme focusing on preparation for initial teacher education, further study and employability.

Jill works closely with partnership schools and students to ensure successful outcomes on school experience and further strengthen relationships between the university and schools. She has supervised final year students on their research projects, including the winner of the 2014/15 Nape Award for Best Research Project. Jill has successfully organised visits from partnership schools, designed to introduce children to life at university and raise personal aspirations.

In 2014, Jill qualified as a DfES Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST).

  • Senior Lecturer and Lead for Mathematics, Department of Primary Education
  • Course leader for mathematics on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with QTS
  • Lecturer for mathematics on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with QTS
  • Leads on BA Hons Primary Education (2 year accelerated) degree
  • Coordinates Effective Teaching and Learning, a multi-subject 30 credit, level 6 undergraduate course
  • Supervises undergraduate final year research projects
  • Leads on School Direct programme with partnership schools

Jill's research work is the theme of mathematics education, specifically working in collaboration with pupils to enhance learning and promote independent thinking.  Her MA research degree focuses on the impact of financial capability education, conducting her research in partnership schools and with the support of the Government-funded financial education charity: PfEG.