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
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 School of Education would like to congratulate 2nd year students studying the Primary Education with QTS BA(Hons) course on receiving their PASS leader certificates. Continue reading
Congratulations to staff from our early years subject team, Erica Evans, Kath Taylor and Deborah Price on the recent release of their new resource pack titled ‘First steps: Activities to explore human rights with 3-5 year olds’. Continue reading
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Tim Holtam, School of Education graduate, founder of Brighton Table Tennis Club and former Coach of the Year is featured in a Latest TV news item on the science behind sport. Watch it here.
A hugely successful Family Fun Day took place at the university’s Falmer campus on Saturday 11th March.
Over 170 adults and children enjoyed this year’s Family Fun Day which took place in the Checkland building. It was open to students and staff who study or work on the Falmer campus and who have young children. It was the best attended Fun Day so far. Continue reading
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
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