Jenny Fogarty

Director of Initial Teacher Training
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School of Education
Areas of Expertise:
Education and teaching

Jenny has expertise in a wide range of education issues including teacher training. She has experience teaching in a broad variety of settings including low resource contexts such as prisons. She is passionate about education as a tool for personal and societal transformation.

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Jenny gained Qualified Teacher Status in 2007 and held a variety of roles in primary schools in England and internationally, including as Deputy Head, SENCo and acting Head. She transitioned to academia, using her extensive expertise in teacher training and academic development with a focus on empowering students and colleagues to create high quality learning environments. Jenny was previously involved in the Learning Together Network, delivering several prison and university teaching partnerships.

During COVID-19 Jenny took a professional sabbatical to lead the education team at St Christopher's Hospice where she oversaw the design and delivery of education programmes in response to the pandemic. She was formerly Assistant Professor in Learning and Teaching at the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine and Senior Lecturer in Education, responsible for the Primary PGCE (School Direct) at London South Bank University. Jenny is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a Master’s degree in education leadership from the University of Cambridge.

In her role as Director of Initial Teacher Training, Jenny is responsible for establishing ARU’s course portfolio to award Qualified Teacher Status from 2024 starting with the new BEd Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

Research interests
  • Teacher training
  • Transformative learning
  • Critical and feminist pedagogy
  • Grief Education
  • Curriculum design and assessment in higher education

Jenny's research interests focus on grief education, transformative learning in academic and professional settings as well as values led teaching and leadership. She is currently developing teacher training programmes that equip teachers to talk with children about death, dying and loss.


Primary teacher training, professional studies, education leadership, education research supervision.

  • MEd Leading Teaching and Learning with Distinction, University of Cambridge
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, Canterbury Chri
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Senior Fellow, Advance HE (Higher Education Academy)
Selected recent publications

Seale AC, Ibeto M, Gallo J, le Polain de Waroux O, Glynn, J and Fogarty, J. (2020) ‘Learning from each other in the COVID-19 PandemicWellcome Open Res 2020, 5:105

Ward, J., Gray, N. and Fogarty, J. (2019) ‘Transformative Learning through University and Prison Partnerships: Reflections from ‘Learning Together’ Pedagogical Practice’, Journal of Prison Education and Re-entry

Fogarty, J (2017) ‘Children who are the most able’ in Knowles, G. (ed.) Supporting Inclusive Practice 3rd Edition London: Routledge Falmer

Recent presentations and conferences

London South Bank University 5th Annual Education for Social Justice conference (2022): Presentation: ‘Blurred Lines: Compassion and Boundaries in the Post-pandemic University’.

British Education Research Association Annual Conference (2018), Northumbria University: Symposium presentation: Creating Transformative Learning Communities Behind the Wire.