“When you look beyond the obvious you learn to see all that is around you”
Jane Hewitt
Jane Hewitt

What do you get if you cross a former teacher with a self-taught born-again professional photographer? Jane Hewitt, that’s what!

Jane came to our attention for her work supporting children and teachers at Springwell Special School in Barnsley, where she was using photography as a tool to encourage students to look, to think, to reflect and to learn and it, like Jane’s photos, was quite magical.

Since then we have been using Jane as our official ‘photographer in residence’ and always marvel at her ability to capture the spirit of what or who she is photographing (as our Instagram page will testify). Apart from supplying the photos for several of our new books she has also produced her own, Learning through a lens, in which she shares her ideas, strategies and techniques to allow all teachers to use photography as a tool to help young people explore, learn and grow.

“Anyone can learn how to do this. You just need the ability to observe your surroundings deeply and with intelligence” - Learning Through a Lens

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  • Jane has been with Independent Thinking since September 2013

  • Jane’s DBS number is 001582621611 issued 31st July 2017

  • Click here to see our price guide

Feedback from recent events include:

"Also just wanted to say how inspiring Jane has been. She is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!"

"Jane doesn't tell you what to do, she shows you the way! And that is how to teach right there"

"Our visitors were truly inspired by your workshop, they loved every minute"


Look Then Learn

With Jane Hewitt and Dr Matthew McFall. Using photography and wonder in the classroom.

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.