A smiling Sarah Fitzjohn-Scott

Podcast: Catching up with Sarah Fitzjohn-Scott

Sarah, our Deputy Head of School (Partnership and Engagement), talks about her career and why Brighton is such a great place to train to teach. She also discusses how to make teacher training even more accessible.

​Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on this page.

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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 Kent rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training. Read More

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Exciting research opportunity!

The University of Brighton is currently offering schools the opportunity to engage in beneficial research.

A small-scale study is being conducted by the School of Education to develop understanding of the role of textbooks within mathematics teaching. Through a combination of observation and interviews, this research seeks to explore how teachers make sense of textbook approaches, and how they are being supported to use textbooks in developing a mastery approach.

Developing this understanding will allow recommendation as to how Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers and schools can support the training and development of prospective and qualified teachers. We will also be able to make recommendations to publishers as to the role they can play in supporting the successful use of textbooks in schools.
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2016 NQT Conference

The recent University of Brighton 2016 NQT Conference was incredibly well received with an attendance of nearly 200 Newly Qualified Teachers.

The annual event, which is free to University of Brighton alumni and all NQTs employed in partnership schools, offered an opportunity to take part in a range of workshops designed specifically to focus on challenges during the NQT year.

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Inclusion Steering Group – all NQTs welcome

School of Education welcomes all NQTs to join us:
Inclusion Steering Group
Wednesday 9th March 3.15pm, Falmer

If you are an NQT and interested in participating in our focus groups, please join us at the first of three Inclusion Steering Groups taking place on Wednesday 9th March.

Email Rosie Moore at r.moore2@brighton.ac.uk to confirm your place.

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