Education graduate starts up new childminding business

Well done to School of Education alumni Dominique Atwell who has recently set up a new business, Playhouse Child Care.

Dominique studied here at the School of Education between 2002 and 2006 and has since gained over 12 years classroom experience.

She said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with people, elderly and the young and decided to focus my studying around that, teaching was the perfect fit. Continue reading

Holocaust Educational Trust Workshop for PGCE trainees

As part of their university-based work, trainee teachers from our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE routes recently attended a workshop hosted by guest speaker Tom Jackson from the Holocaust Education Trust. The Trust aims to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons that can be learned for today. Continue reading

Changes to professional skills tests from February 2018

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The Department for Education (DfE) has recently made changes to the Professional Skills Tests to ensure more talented trainees can get into teaching.

As of 15 February 2018, there will be no limit on the number of tests candidates can take, they will also not incur any cost for their first three attempts.

These changes are great news for aspiring teachers who will be able to begin their training as soon as they are ready.

Read full details about the changes on the DfE website.