School of Education news

Leading and Supporting Early Years Teams

Deborah Price and Cathy Ota had their book Leading and Managing Early Years Teams published by Routledge. How a staff team works together and how effective and cohesive they are impacts significantly on the children that they care for as well as having implications for the general early years practice and the success of the…

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SciArt visit by international artist

Students on our BA (Hons) Primary Education taking the Year 4 optional module EP604 SciArt: Creative Collaborations had the opportunity of working with an internationally renowned artist who uses science to inspire much of his work.  Professor Rob Kesseler has recently been appointed University of the Arts London Chair in Arts, Design & Science at Central…

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Brian Marsh hosts Institute of Physics workshop

Following the keynote that Brian gave at the ASE Surrey / Sussex meeting in November, he hosted an Institute of Physics workshop on Energy at Millais School on 16 January. This was after the discussion at the November ASE Surrey / Sussex Regional Meeting (@ASESurreySussex) regarding the new National Curriculum in Science. They were pleased…

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PASS leader certifcates

Our first BA(Hons) Primary Year 2 PASS leaders received their certificates having mentored the first years during semester one. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a national and international scheme, and PASS leaders have to attend training and be observed and supervised. They develop facilitation and support skills which will enhance their CVs when they…

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New titles for primary specialism courses

The following course new titles have been approved for our BA Primary English and Mathematics with QTS routes: BA (Hons) Primary English Education with QTS (7-11) BA (Hons) Primary Mathematics Education with QTS (7-11) BA (Hons) Primary English Education with Advanced Studies and QTS (7-11) BA (Hons) Primary Mathematics Education with Advanced Studies and QTS…

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Successful bid to deliver new Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EY ITT) programme

The School of Education has been successful in a bid to the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to deliver the new Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EY ITT) programme from September 2014. We have been allocated places for the Graduate Employment Based route. This part time, yearlong route is for graduates who have…

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First cohort complete Early Years Teacher Status programme

Our first cohort of students on the Early Years Teacher Status programme (graduate route) completed their final assessments on 14 February and after our moderation last week we are pleased to announce that all 23 of our trainees have passed the rigorous assessment process and have achieved Early Years Teacher Status – the first ones…

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Holocaust talk

First year student and Holocaust Ambassador for the South East Emma-Jayne Kelsey, organised a talk by holocaust survivor, Professor Lasislaus Lob. He gave his testimony of the holocaust on January 13th in Asa Briggs to a packed audience.  

D&T welcome Hove Park year 11 students

In November and January, pupils from Hove Park school came to experience Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/CAM) in our Design and Technology department. Hove Park School is our partner and to enhance pupils’ learning in Design and Technology, Samantha Roberts (Secondary PGCE D&T student) arranged for 2 groups of year 11 to come…

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Supporting primary science

Earlier this month, Jess Baines Holmes took a group of our first year BA primary (3-7) students into Polegate Primary School to support the school with the science week they were holding. Our students ran sessions for groups of KS1 children introducing them to digital microscopes and working scientifically.  

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