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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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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Incredible placement opportunities for our Education BA students

Our Education BA continues to offer students a wide variety of enriching placement opportunities to develop key skills and enjoy unmissable experiences.

The School of Education staff team are committed to ensuring that each student has the freedom to pursue their individual interests and passions whilst choosing a personalised placement that benefits their learning.
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Early Childhood Education and Care BA students visit Forest School!

Once a year, our Early Childhood Education and Care BA students have the opportunity to visit to the Mohair Centre, spending a day getting involved in the Forest School activities. 

The Mohair Centre is a nursery setting on a local working farm, run by Jacky Webb who is one of our experienced Early Years practitioners. As well as the Forest School, the centre comprises a nursery that includes facilities for one to four year olds, an out of school holiday club, after school club, a holiday play scheme, gardens and allotment.

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Geography PGCE students visit RGS and Natural History Museum

Natural History MuseumLast month, our (Secondary) Geography PGCE students benefited from a day trip to the Natural History Museum and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) to enhance their practical learning experience, skills and knowledge.

A morning visit to the Natural History Museum provided the opportunity and inspiration to plan a field trip for different groups of students, with particular focus on a topic area from the Key Stage 3 syllabus.

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Another successful day for our Education BA (Hons) students!

Student audience This month, Education BA (Hons) students benefited from our Education Employability Programme. The programme is an annual event that provides our students with a day full of enlightening sessions to help prepare them for a career in the education sector.

This year’s programme ran on 13 February, providing around 30 students with un-missable topics, opportunities, guest speakers and employer panels that were suggested by our Education BA (Hons) students themselves.

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Curriculum Centre hosts unmissable IBBY exhibition!

 

Display of IBBY in Curriculum Centre

The School of Education Curriculum Centre is delighted to have yet again been chosen to display a collection of children’s books from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

IBBY is a non-profit organisation founded in Switzerland in 1953, which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
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