Dr Jo Hill elected to Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) committee

12/10/2023 by Newman Staff
Joanne Hill

Joanne joined Newman University as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education in 2021

Dr Jo Hill, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education a dedicated member of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) for over 15 years was elected to the esteemed UCET Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the supreme decision-making body for UCET and in the recent unsettled climate of the DfE Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Market Review, it has been pivotal in supporting and representing the needs of the ITE sector.

Over the years, Jo has actively participated in various forums, including the Primary Forum, Continuing Professional Development Forum, and most recently, the Management Forum, demonstrating her deep understanding of the complexities within the teacher education landscape. The UCET Council overseeing the recruitment of the elected membership of the Executive particularly welcomed Jo’s application as a member of the Cathedral’s Group of Universities which is currently underrepresented.

Dr Jo Hill expressed her enthusiasm for her upcoming role on the Executive Committee, stating: “I believe to be a crucial part of my role to have sector-wide knowledge and influence. This will be an important opportunity for me to work with the UCET Exec to shape the development of the ITE sector nationally and with the DfE”.

Jo’s term on the UCET Executive Committee is set for a period of three years and she is looking forward to her first meeting.

Jo was born and educated locally in the north of Birmingham. She trained to become a teacher on a four-year undergraduate route at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Joanne’s expertise is predominantly in early years and KS1, she has taught in Birmingham primary schools and in her last school post she was Deputy Head Teacher/Acting Head Teacher at Acocks Green Infant and Nursery School.