Jane Morton, Deputy Principal, thanked by trustees, staff and students on retirement after thirteen successful years at ArtsEd.


Jane Morton, Deputy Principal of ArtsEd, will start her long planned retirement this autumn, thirteen years after joining ArtsEd.  Appointed to the role of Deputy Principal in September 2017, Jane started her time at ArtsEd as Academic Manager in 2008, building on a well-established career across the performing arts and education sectors.

During her tenure, Jane has been central to the development of ArtsEd’s reputation as a provider of outstanding conservatoire training, expertly leading the organisation through inspections, validation panels and funding submissions. Her legacy is apparent in our outstanding Ofsted grading, our TEF Gold rating from the Teaching Excellence and Students Outcomes Framework and our consistently high ranking amongst drama schools in the annual National Student Survey.

Jane will be hugely missed by staff and students alike, not just for her expertise, but also for her patience, kindness and wisdom. We wish her well in all her future endeavours.

Commenting on Jane’s retirement Mark Burch, Chair of the Board of Trustees at ArtsEd added: “Jane has been an outstanding Deputy Principal and served her role with distinction over the last thirteen years. She will be missed greatly by students and staff alike, and I would like to pay tribute to her for everything she has done for ArtsEd. Jane has been instrumental in establishing ArtsEd’s outstanding training credentials and we wish her the very best of luck in the next stage of her journey.”

Jane Morton commented: “My years at ArstEd have been so varied and interesting and I am very grateful for all the opportunities I have had to work and develop lasting friendships with so many talented and creative people.  I will miss all my colleagues and friends, and wish everyone well, and I will always feel a great sense of pride whenever I see ArtsEd graduates on stage and screen.”

Jane’s successor was appointed in May 2021 and will be announced in the autumn.