Mrs Jo Skelton

BEd (Hons), MA

Senior Lecturer in Primary Maths and School Liaison

School of Education

Jo Skelton


Jo is a senior lecturer in primary mathematics in the School of Education. She works on the Initial Teacher Education Programme, predominantly teaching on the maths modules and supervising dissertations. She is also the Academic Lead for Intrnational CPD in the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development.

Prior to joining Oxford Brookes University, Jo enjoyed a long career in primary teaching and advisory work. She taught pupils across the primary age range in three different schools and was recognised as a 'leading' teacher, a role involving mentoring other teachers regionally. She worked as a consultant and an advisor for Gloucestershire Education Authority from 2007-12, before working independently at a National level from 2012-17. 

Jo is currently working on a PhD in translanguaging and mathematical understanding in mulitlingual contexts. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an ILM qualified coach and mentor.  She is an executive member of the National Association of Mathematics Adivsors (NAMA), a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and a member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA).

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

Primary Teacher Education programme

  • Extending Mathematical Understanding and Pedagogy
  • Enrichment of Learning: Mathematics
  • Developing the Mathematics Curriculum

Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

  • Mathematics

Jo is the subject co-ordinator for the International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE).

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Member of the British Educational Research Association

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Executive Member of the National Association of Mathematics Advisers

  • Member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics