Education Research Seminar – 25th May 2017

The Education Research Centre and School of Education present:

Understanding Youth Services reform: beyond the language of austerity

Dr Ian McGimpsey, University of Birmingham 

Thursday 25th May 2017, 3.45 – 5.15pm, Mayfield 129, Falmer Campus

All welcome. This seminar is part of the Working with Children & Young People provision. For full details and to register please go to the event page

Celebrating 10 years of teaching early years professionals

The University of Brighton is celebrating its 10th year of providing professional qualifications for early years’ practitioners.

Early Years Professional Status was introduced by the government in 2007 with the aim of raising the standards in early years education through high-quality graduate-led provision. The programme has evolved over time and graduates are now awarded Early Years Teacher Status, with entry requirements as for primary teaching. Continue reading

The Assignment Support Team

The School of Education prides itself on the level of support that it offers students to help them achieve the best possible grades.

First introduced in 2015, The Assignment Support Team (AST) was initially a pilot scheme set up by student support and guidance tutor, Melanie Gill to support students in advance of the cuts made to the disabled students’ allowance and funding for one-to-one tuition. Mel recognised a need for this service to be available for all first year students and not just those with dyslexia and funding came from the learning and teaching scholarship fund and the School of Education to be able to pay student peer mentors.

Over the last two years the service has become very successful, which has resulted in the AST being able to extend help to students in their second year, and more recently third year and PGCE students. Continue reading

Supporting our trainee teachers

Throughout the three years of their teacher training programme at the University of Brighton all students are tracked both academically and professionally.

The final year of the course is an important one, so before teacher trainees embark on their final phase of school-based training, interventions are put in place for any students going into a Key Stage for the first time as well as those who gained a majority of grade 3’s in their previous experiences. The aim is for all trainee teachers to achieve the highest grade possible. Continue reading