School of Education

On track for the majority of our trainees to be judged ‘outstanding’ at the point of gaining QTS this year

Raised expectations and the use of  a wide range of intervention strategies have had a very positive impact on trainees’ performance on placement so far this year. Analysis of interim placement grades across our primary and secondary courses suggest that the Partnership is

Getting started with programming in the primary classroom

Ever since this new subject of computing was announced, teachers from local schools have been asking us to provide CPD to help prepare them for the challenges that the programme of study presents. In June we will be running what we expect to be the first of a number of computing CPD courses for local…

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iCompute 2014

In September, the subject of computing will be introduced as part of the new national curriculum; last month the School of Education brought together eight local teachers and all of our final year undergraduate trainees for the iCompute 2014 event. Teachers gave stimulating presentations on a range of themes relating to computational thinking and digital literacy…

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New PGCE Primary Programme 2013-2014

As we approach the final phase of the new PGCE primary course, and as students enter the most demanding period of their initial teacher education, it is timely to review some of the ways that schools have contributed to and shaped the new school based programme. DEVELOPING AND DESIGNING THE PGCE PRIMARY PROGRAMME

School Direct Update

Recruitment is well underway for high quality School Direct candidates to start their programme in September 2014/15. Due to the success of this year’s programme we are aiming to expand our numbers and we are currently on track to increase by 300%. We are continuously improving our provision and have an established a school-led steering…

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Troops to Teachers update

The first cohort of the DfE funded ‘Troops to Teachers’ (TtT) programme has been recruited. The trainees began their studies in January and they are all currently placed in school settings across the country. The delivery schools employ the TtT trainee as a non-qualified member of the teaching staff and the university pays a £12,780.80*…

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NQT News

Ongoing contacts with our NQTs and their headteachers show that the vast majority of schools are delighted with the high quality of teachers trained by the partnership.  One such NQT, Elizabeth Owen,  graduated from our Secondary Geography PGCE. Elizabeth recently received two ‘outstanding’ graded lesson observations. The Ofsted inspectors who carried out the observations were keen…

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Into the woods

Final year students from the Primary Education (3-7) and (5-11) BA(Hons) with QTS programme, with a Physical Education specialism,  found themselves using natural materials as part of a forest school day. The students built fires, made pendants, charcoal, yoyos, and other innovative objects at Woods Mill in Sussex. As well as learning how the outdoors can provide a stimulating…

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Supporting our students

PASS PASS stands for ‘peer assisted study sessions’. It is a student-led initiative where issues relating to course material and student life can be discussed in a friendly, informal environment with peers and trained student facilitators. PASS is shown to not only improve your confidence in your studies but research has hown that regular attendees have shown better…

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Another succesful year for Education BA(Hons)

We’re delighted to report on the following: Outstanding results 2013 Education BA(Hons) students graduated with the following: 1st class hons 22% 2:1 44% 2:2: 34%

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