Jan read Theology at Kings College London and also has a Masters degree for which she did research into children’s spirituality and Collective Worship.
She taught Religious Education in four different secondary schools before becoming a local authority RE adviser. She is now assistant director of education for schools in Rochester Diocese.
She wrote her first, very successful RE text book before she was 30 and has gone on to write many more books on RE and Collective Worship, including publications on all 6 major world religions.
Her current job allows little time for any big writing projects now, but she particularly enjoys working with the team of writers for The Secondary Assembly Collection and editing their work.