Jan has been involved in education all her working life and fervently believes that every child has the right to dedicated and committed teachers. She began her teaching career in a Salford primary school, an experience which proved to be an invaluable foundation for the many years she spent teaching Biology and General Science at secondary level. Her final post was Deputy Head Teacher at a large comprehensive school in the North East.
She later worked with the then TTA on the Student Associate Scheme which enabled University undergraduates to gain classroom experience. She was appointed as a Foundation Governor by the Trustees of the Craven School Foundation (Burnsall Primary School). Retirement has enabled Jan to indulge in gardening, music and grandchildren!