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Decolonising the curriculum – latest issue

Teaching and learning about race equality issue 4 – May 2021 Read the latest issue of Decolonising the Curriculum which includes multidisciplinary articles and examples of evidence-based practices from academics and thoughts from students across five higher education institutions, including Melanie Norman, a former geography teacher for the School of Education.

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Bronze Athena SWAN Award

We are thrilled that the School of Education has achieved a Bronze Award from the Athena SWAN Charter, recognising our commitment to gender equality. The Athena SWAN Charter seeks to promote gender equality, representation and progression within higher education and research. A Bronze Award recognises the steps that the schools have taken in assessing data trends, practices…

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Students’ artwork features in online exhibition

Work produced by students Laura Andrews and Polly Baker is part of a new virtual exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary painting and works on paper by artists working in Sussex today. Laura and Polly had a Teaching Artists Residency at Glyndebourne earlier this year as part of our ongoing partnership with their education team….

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Podcast: Pippa Totraku and teacher training

Pippa Totraku, the Lead for Planning and Admissions in the School of Education, discusses why Brighton is the choice for teacher training. Pippa also talks about the rewards of teaching as a profession and the new found appreciation for teachers, after lockdown forced many parents to home school for the first time. Listen via Apple Podcasts,…

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Apply now for you PGCE

Applications to start your postgraduate primary or secondary teacher training next September open today – Monday 12 October – on UCAS Teacher Training. Our postgraduate courses offer routes to becoming an early years, primary, secondary and further education teacher. We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our most recent inspection for early years, primary and…

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New Publication: Decolonising the History Curriculum

 As Black History Month begins, Senior Lecturer Dr Marlon Moncrieffe has written an article for The Conversation UK. The article discusses how support is needed for white British trainee teachers to effectively teach black British history and how there is a desire to decolonise the curriculum. The article reflects on research carried out as part…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach online event – 25 November

Join us on Wednesday 25 November from 5pm – 7pm for our online event to chat to us about: our primary, secondary and further education PGCEs, Early Years Initial Teacher Training, School Direct programmes and the teaching apprenticeship our 600 partnerships offering you placement opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings tax-free bursaries and scholarships. To…

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Glyndebourne partnership for PGCE students

The Art and Design PGCE course at the University of Brighton has worked in partnership with the education team at Glyndebourne Opera for several years. In October each year, Glyndebourne invite students and the course team to attend the performance for schools opera, which is part of their tour programme.  The performance introduces young people from…

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We’re School of the Year!

At last nights Brighton Students’ Union Awards the School of Education was voted School of the Year for the second year running. We received the award for working closely with the Students’ Union to encourage and develop student engagement, through creating new and innovative ways for our students to co-design their experience and supporting the…

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Inspiration is Everywhere

Two of our art and design trainee teachers visited Angmering School to complete a mural when lockdown restrictions were eased. Caitlin Wood and Polly Baker were invited by Head of Department, Sam Hobbs, to complete the mural having spent a day there working one-to-one with sixth form students earlier in the year. Sam also tutors…

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