Sport and Health Sciences at Brighton

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Teacher training at Brighton ‘Outstanding’ in latest Ofsted Inspection.

University of Brighton’s teacher training programmes have been rated as Outstanding and Good by Ofsted following our recent inspection. The report, published this week, rated the university’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership as ‘Outstanding’ for the Primary and Secondary age-phase and ‘Good’ for Early Years and Further Education. The outcome further underlines Brighton’s reputation as…

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A boost for your uni journey

If you’re joining us this September you could get help with halls costs, travel, parking and laptop loans. And if you’re looking for flexible part-time work, we can help with that too! University of Brighton has launched a package of funding, support and other services worth up to £1,750 to new students starting their courses…

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Executive Head provides guidance to future PE teachers

PGCE and School Direct physical education trainee teachers were provided with valuable professional advice when executive Head Teacher of Gildredge House School, Craig Bull, spoke to them about securing their first teaching position. Craig is an alumni member of the University of Brighton and studied a BA in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status 20…

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Secondary school revision day

PGCE and School Direct Trainee PE teachers organised a V-Cert revision day for year 11 pupils from Peacehaven Community School. The focus of the day was to develop the pupils understanding of fitness and sport specifically related to Unit 3 of the new V-Cert qualification now being offered in some secondary schools. Pupils were provided with…

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Graduate returns to inspire student teachers

Mark Watt, Assistant Principal at East Sussex College, returned to the university to present his insight into teaching to our PGCE and School Direct student PE teachers. Mark trained to teach at Brighton on our undergraduate Physical Education BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status and graduated twenty years ago. Trainees learnt more about the use of…

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Learning to teach examination physical education

Student physical education teachers attended a one-day conference that addressed the teaching of post-16 accredited PE courses. During the conference students presented a 20-minute session to their peers on a chosen topic from the A-level syllabus. The chosen topics included: The Olympic Games – blessing or curse?  Bandura’s model of observational learning theory (observational learning)…

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Learning to teach Orienteering

Student PE teachers took part in a day of orienteering following their first school placement. During the day they received information about the teaching of Outdoor and Adventurous activities in the National Curriculum for Physical Education. The practical activities included a map symbol running game, map scale running game, cardinal cones exercise, netball numbers game…

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Learning to teach athletics in secondary schools

PGCE and School Direct student Physical Education teachers returned to the university having completed their first 12-week school-based placement. The student teachers took part in a series of indoor and outdoor track and field athletics sessions designed to enhance their subject knowledge and given an opportunity to compete against themselves and other students to achieve…

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University Of Brighton 2023 highlights

2023 has been another extraordinary year at the University of Brighton with world-leading research, major awards and new facilities for our students, staff and the community. Check out some of the highlights from our incredible Brighton students, staff and alumni in our 2023 review. Season’s greetings and a happy new year!

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Students gain FA Secondary School Teachers Award

Our PGCE and School Direct Trainee PE Teachers all successfully gained a Football Association award designed specifically for teachers. They experienced an intensive day with FA coaching staff and learnt how to maximise learning time in PE lessons and how to promote the holistic development of pupils through a four models games approach to learning….

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