The government has announced a support package for training FE staff that includes tax-free bursaries worth up to £26,000 for teachers. This is great news for those looking to study on our Further Education and Training PGCE.
Eligible shortage subjects include maths, sciences, engineering, manufacturing, computing and English, with funding also available for teachers training to teach learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in 2020-21. A total of £11 million is being made available in grants and bursaries.
A teacher who brings something extra special to the classroom has been crowned Apprentice of the Year in the Sussex Business Awards.
Michael Lowe, who successfully completed his Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship at the University of Brighton, completed the programme while at Goldstone Primary School and he is now a fully qualified teacher at the school.
His University tutor said: “Michael’s amazing – a little bit of magic happens in his classroom.”
Lis Bundock, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, added: “When you see Michael teach, you get to witness something very special. His understanding of his pupils and his deep knowledge of curriculum come together to ensure that each child feels valued and believed in. Read More →
The University of Brighton’s first teacher apprentices, Michael Lowe and Charlotte Gill, have both achieved ‘Outstanding’ in their final assessment.
Michael Lowe and Charlotte Gill started their apprenticeships in September 2018, both working for schools sponsored by Brighton and Hove City Council. As well as achieving Qualified Teacher Status, they have also been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from the University of Brighton. Both are now working full-time in secondary schools in the area. Read More →
The School of Education held another successful Professional Skills Tests Day on the weekend.
The annual event is designed to provide help to applicants who have yet to pass the tests in literature and mathematics. The tests were introduced by the Department for Education to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism, and must be successfully completed before starting teacher training. Read More →
Come and learn about our Education MA at our information evening. Soo Sturrock the programme leader will be hosting the event and will answer your question about the course itself and the application process.