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Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme

We are now recruiting for our 6th Cohort on the Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST).

The Eastbourne Academy: Transition and Transfer Conference Day

On 10 February students and staff from The Eastbourne Academy and its partner primary schools ran a masterclass conference on good practice in primary to secondary transfer for final year Key Stage 2/3 undergraduate students.

On track for the majority of our trainees to be judged ‘outstanding’ at the point of gaining QTS this year

Raised expectations and the use of  a wide range of intervention strategies have had a very positive impact on trainees’ performance on placement so far this year. Analysis of interim placement grades across our primary and secondary courses suggest that the Partnership is

Getting started with programming in the primary classroom

Ever since this new subject of computing was announced, teachers from local schools have been asking us to provide CPD to help prepare them for the challenges that the programme of study presents. In June we will be running what we expect to be the first of a number of computing CPD courses for local…

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iCompute 2014

In September, the subject of computing will be introduced as part of the new national curriculum; last month the School of Education brought together eight local teachers and all of our final year undergraduate trainees for the iCompute 2014 event. Teachers gave stimulating presentations on a range of themes relating to computational thinking and digital literacy…

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New PGCE Primary Programme 2013-2014

As we approach the final phase of the new PGCE primary course, and as students enter the most demanding period of their initial teacher education, it is timely to review some of the ways that schools have contributed to and shaped the new school based programme. DEVELOPING AND DESIGNING THE PGCE PRIMARY PROGRAMME

Bexhill High Gifted and Talented Pupils Workshop

A group of G&T year 9 Art and Design GCSE pupils came to Checkland with their teacher (Miranda Pennington  – a former alumnus of SoE PGCE Art and Design 2010).

School Direct 2015/16

School Direct is a school-led initial teacher training (ITT) scheme run as a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider such as the University of Brighton. If you would like to be part of our outstanding and growing partnership and interested in the School Direct route into teaching then we…

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School Direct Update

Recruitment is well underway for high quality School Direct candidates to start their programme in September 2014/15. Due to the success of this year’s programme we are aiming to expand our numbers and we are currently on track to increase by 300%. We are continuously improving our provision and have an established a school-led steering…

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PGCE primary conference

Our PGCE primary students attended a conference with author and bookmaker speaker Paul Johnson and attended a workshop run by Rachel Ramaker from Hertford infants. They participated in a range of workshops on a variety of topics including: Get writing with Paul Johnson 50 ways to retell a story with Pam Lewis Writing in Early…

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