Department of Education

Dr Janet Goodall

A lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management with particular expertise in parental engagement with children's learning

Janet Goodall

Lecturer in Education

1 West North 3.17a
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6337


Janet is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management. She has been an active university teacher and researcher for a number of years, working on a wide range of issues, such as federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of CPD in schools, the implementation of workforce reform, and a multisector project looking at organisations which perform beyond expectations in education, sport and business.
Her most recent work has mainly been around parents’ engagement in their children’s learning, particularly as a means of school improvement.  Her most recent book,  Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Parental Engagement in Children’s Learning, explores how the gap between children from different backgrounds can be narrowed by supporting parents’ engagement with learning.  The book is based on research from the field, as well as Janet’s own work, such as a Toolkit for Parental Engagement.

Research interests

  • Educational Leadership
  • Parental Engagement
  • Professional Development

Current projects

  • The Training and Development of Heads of Department in English Universities
  • Parental Belief and Parental Engagement


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