Christian Distinctiveness Advisor
Jane Martin is a Christian Distinctiveness Advisor for BDMAT. She began her teaching career in a Church of England VA school in 1985 and after some time out to raise her family, worked for four years as a RE specialist and subject leader at a CE (VA) School. She gained a MEd in Religious Education from Birmingham University in 2000 which included a Church of England Schools focus. After teaching in two community schools, Jane completed the NPQH and took up Headship at a CE (VA) School where she remained for thirteen years until she took early retirement in summer 2018. During her headship the school was judged by SIAS/SIAMS to be outstanding in all areas in 2008, 2013 and 2018. The school was judged to be outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2013. Jane was particularly active in implementing research led practice and passionate about leading with a gospel and moral imperative. Retirement gives Jane increased capacity for Church school inspection and advisory work, and she remains committed to Church school education that ensures ‘fullness of life’ for the school communities she supports.