School of Education

Local school pupils take over lecture for trainee teachers

School pupils turned lecturers for a day recently when they gave a lesson to a group of trainee teachers.

The group of year 11 students, from Steyning Grammar School, visited the University of Brighton and presented a lesson to 160 of our trainee teachers on ‘Great Teacher, Great Lesson’.

pupils-useNow in its third year running, this event is organised as part of the School of Education Postgraduate Certificate of Education programme, which prepares trainee teachers for working with students across Sussex and further afield.

Kevin Mason, head of year 11, accompanied the students and said: “We are incredibly proud of our students – they were confident, articulate and showed maturity well beyond their years to talk in front of 160 trainee teachers. They were a credit to the school and a credit to the reputation of teenagers everywhere”.

Tom Newlands, postgraduate secondary programme leader, added: “The students were a real tribute to their school. Our trainees found this to be one of the best sessions yet in their Education Studies programme. It was a great opportunity to hear student voice and listen to what they understood by great teaching. Our trainees were impressed by how articulate the students were and so well prepared for their presentations. Their ability to reflect on learning and to answer questions was impressive. Out trainees are now even more excited about getting into the classroom and inspiring young people.”

Christina Camm • October 13, 2016

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