Professional skills tests day success!

one of the sessionsThe School of Education held another successful Professional Skills Tests Day on the weekend.

The annual event is designed to provide help to applicants who have yet to pass the tests in literature and mathematics. The tests were introduced by the Department for Education to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism, and must be successfully completed before starting teacher training. Continue reading

Thinking of getting into teaching?

primary school children workingWe are holding a postgraduate train to teach event on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

The event takes place at the Falmer campus from 4.30 to 7.30pm and you’ll find out more about our primary, secondary and further education PGCEs, Early Years Initial Teacher Training, School Direct programmes and the new teaching apprenticeships.

You’ll also be able to chat to staff and current students, and our School Direct partners who will be able to talk through their vacancies. Find out more at www.brighton.ac.uk/teach

Graduates offered paid apprenticeships

Graduates are being offered paid apprenticeships to work with people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Downs View SEN Specialist School in Brighton is one of the first in the country to advertise externally for the Post Graduate Teacher Degree apprenticeship posts.

The school is offering the four posts in conjunction with the University and with Brighton and Hove City Council’s apprenticeships team. The apprenticeships come with a salary of £17,208 and, in addition the tuition fees are paid-for – saving each apprentice up to £9,000.

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Professional Skills Tests Preparation Day 2019

Student lectureHave you applied or are thinking about applying for one of our teacher training courses? If you are yet to take the Professional Skills Tests and would like to be guided through the common mistakes that people make, make sure to come and benefit from our Professional Skills Tests Day this April!

Before starting a teacher training course that leads to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), trainee teachers are expected to pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy. You can find out more about the tests on the Department for Education (DfE) website.

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Online peer mentors

the students holding their certificates

L to R: Lisa Glassey, Mel Gill (SSGT) Laura Scott and Michael Murphy

A School of Education online peer-to-peer mentoring project has reached the end of a successful pilot.

The project was set up for students studying on our part-time work-based learning courses to support them through their first year of study. Students in the final year of the same programmes volunteered to provide support using their own knowledge and experience of the course, and being a student at Brighton. They were supported by the school’s Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs). Continue reading

Another successful Family Fun Day!

On Saturday 9 March, thanks to our Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs), staff and students enjoyed a day full of fun and activities with their families at our Falmer campus.

This year’s free Family Fun Day ran from 11am-2pm and provided endless entertainment for all the family, from reptile handling and circus free play for the kids to massages for the adults. In its fifth year, a total of 238 people enjoyed the day, making it the biggest and best Family Fun Day yet!

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Geography PGCE students partake in local fieldwork opportunity

Geography fieldwork tripThis February our (Secondary) PGCE Geography students partook in beneficial local fieldwork to provide practical experience that has enabled further skills. 

Trainees planned, ran and delivered a piece of fieldwork in the local area to Pupil Premium pupils from three local schools within our partnership. This comprised of our students:
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Applications now open for unmissable opportunity at Glyndebourne!

World-class opera house, Glyndebourne, is offering two residencies to our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE students. Teaching Artists 2019 is an outstanding opportunity taking place this summer, following two successful years of collaboration between the University of Brighton and Glyndebourne to provide a residency for two Art and Design PGCE students.

Glyndebourne 2017Successful applicants will have access to a wide range of valuable experiences and opportunities including attending Glyndebourne education workshops, access to the Glyndebourne archives and exhibiting work through an online gallery.

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Geography PGCE students visit Flatford Mill

Geography fieldwork tripAs they embarked on their journey as PGCE trainees, our (Secondary) Geography PGCE students visited Flatford Mill in Suffolk to train to deliver fieldwork to key stage pupils and support the A level independent study (NEA).

Flatford Mill is a location of the Field Studies Council (FSC), providing environmental understanding in the form of fieldwork courses including Secondary Geography teacher training.
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