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Changes to professional skills tests from February 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently made changes to the Professional Skills Tests to ensure more talented trainees can get into teaching. As of 15 February 2018, there will be no limit on the number of tests candidates can take, they will also not incur any cost for their first three attempts. These changes are…

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The National Society for Education for Art and Design

Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary of The National Society for Education for Art and Design (NSEAD) recently presented to (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE students about the work of the art subject organisation and the place of art and design in the curriculum.

Glyndebourne performance for schools

Students from our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages PGCE attended the performance for schools production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte at Glyndebourne Opera in October. After the show students took part in a bespoke workshop led by renowned composer and conductor Howard Moody who was also joined by opera director, Simon Lorio…

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Cross curricular and animation workshop at Towner Gallery

Students from (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages PGCE started the year with a visit to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne where they were invited to attend a tour of the Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship exhibition.

Art and Design PGCE peer-led workshops

Every student on our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE brings their own art subject expertise, experience and practice to the course and we develop this rich vein by sharing ideas and techniques through peer-led workshops. These sessions are planned and taught by our students, who then receive feedback from course leaders to help develop their…

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Creating art inspired by Glyndebourne

Well done to newly qualified teachers (NQTs) Olivia Broadbent Smith and Rebecca Bleach who spent part of their summer as artist  in residence for Glyndebourne Festival as part of a collaboration with the School of Education at University of Brighton.

Art and Design, D&T and Religious Studies PGCE open evening

Congratulations to our PGCE students who recently held an open evening to showcase work with fellow students, tutors, mentors and families.

Art, Design and Technology, and Religious Studies PGCE Exhibition

The School of Education recently celebrated an exhibition of work from PGCE and School Direct students studying Art & Design, Design and Technology and Religious Studies.

Numeracy and Painting Workshop

Art and Design (Secondary) PGCE students were recently involved with a new project focusing on numeracy in art and looking at ideas for addressing this through painting. The aim was to introduce them to new materials and techniques that can be adapted to the secondary art curriculum and is part of our ongoing programme to…

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Glyndebourne Opera House Visit

Secondary art and design and modern foreign language PGCE students were treated to a visit to Glyndebourne Opera House, just outside of Lewes, for a special showing of Mozart’s ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’.

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