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How to become a maths teacher

Love numbers and problem solving and looking for a career where you can inspire others on a daily basis? Teaching could be for you! At the University of Brighton we have a range of options to help you qualify as a mathematics teacher: Complete a two-year undergraduate teaching degree Complete a one-year PGCE Complete a…

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Inspirational third UBATO workshop day

We welcomed 26 art teachers from primary and secondary schools to our third University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop day on Saturday 20 May. Workshops on offer this time included eco printing, making survival blankets from crisp packets (pictured on the right), scrape painting, figure sculpting, needle felting and fusing fibres. Some of…

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Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics – dissemination event

Dr Rachel Marks, Dr Nancy Barclay and Dr Alison Barnes from the University of Brighton’s School of Education are hosting an online event next month. The Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics, a event will present key findings and recommendations from the Nuffield-funded project: The Prevalence and Use of Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in…

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How to run a school trip

Every history teacher knows that field trips help bring the subject to life but running a school trip involves a lot of organisation and planning. Trainee teachers on our Secondary History PGCE discovered this for themselves when they went on a recent trip with course leader Gabrielle Rowles as part of their learning. The trainees…

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Secondary Art and Design PGCE – trainee experience of UBATO workshop

Mair Park is a trainee teacher on our (Secondary) |Art and Design PGCE course, who recently had an opportunity to attend a workshop day organised by The University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO). Here she tells us a bit more about her experience: “As students on the Art and Design Secondary PGCE, we have…

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Staff member to take part in the UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women

The School of Education’s Suse B. Bentley has been selected as one of the delegates to represent UN Women UK at the 67th National Commission on the Status of Women. To be held online, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender…

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Delivering a screen printing workshop at a local secondary school.

We caught up with (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainee, Abbee Martin, who recently delivered a screen printing workshop at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), a local secondary school. Here is what she had to tell us about her experience: “This was a very valuable learning experience for both myself and the students at BACCA…

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Learning about alternative teaching settings

As part of their ongoing learning (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainees recently explored teaching art and design in alternative school settings. Julie Howard, course leader said: “This day was designed to teach the students about alternative school settings that differ from the 11-16 mainstream, and how the pedagogy for teaching our subject can be…

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Initial Teacher Education Conference at the National Gallery

Earlier this month, some of our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainee teachers attended the Art and Design ITE Student Conference 2023, which took place at the National Gallery’s Pigott Education Centre in London. The conference, organised by Will Grant, programme lead at Bristol UWE, was attended by various institutions including Brighton, UWE, Bath, and…

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Art Teachers Organisation workshop day

The University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) held its second members workshop on Saturday 11 February. What an exciting day it was too! Workshops on offer included: Selecting which workshops to take part in was a very difficult task! UBATO members were also asked to bring in artwork from their school setting to share…

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