School of Education

Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

The University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report. Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training. This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and…

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New £40,000 bursaries for ex-military personnel to get into teaching

Bursaries of £40,000 are being offered to ex-service personnel to train as teachers in a new scheme that will replace the Troops to Teachers Programme, launched at the University of Brighton in 2013. The bursaries will provide veterans of all three services – British Army, Royal Navy and the RAF – with greater flexibility. Once…

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Awards for Anti-Bullying

Congratulations to Matt Esders, one of our Troops to Teachers trainees who has recently won a role model award for his LGBT work in Tyneside. Read the full article here.

Troop to Teachers Success

Troops to Teacher (TtT) student Andy Watts shared in the accolades at the 2016 Pearson Teaching Awards. The Head Teacher of the Year in a Primary School title went to former Royal Artillery officer Matt Middlemore, a supporter of the TtT programme, who said he wished he could give pieces of the  trophy to pupils, parents…

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Troops to Teachers students strike Gold at Invictus Games

Two School of Education students won gold at the Invictus Games – and one was reunited with Prince Harry, creator of the games, who he helped train.

Troops to Teachers in the THE

The Times Higher Education today features an article on the university’s lead role in the Troops to Teachers (TtT) programme which retrains former military personnel to become teachers. THE journalist John Elmes visited the School of Education in Falmer to interview TtT trainee Mike Parry, a former Army Corporal, and Carol Plater, the university’s TtT…

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Now even more Service leavers can become teachers

We’re delighted to announce that eligibility for the Troops to Teachers programme has changed offering even more Service leavers the opportunity to train as teachers. Service leavers can now apply to the programme within five years of leaving the Armed Forces – previously applications needed to be made within two years. Find out more about…

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Troops to Teachers programme extended

We’re delighted that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today announced that the University of Brighton has been chosen to lead the expansion of the Troops to Teachers programme. Read the full story.

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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