About the School of Teacher Education
The School of Teacher Education is the home to our extensive Initial Teacher Education and Post-Compulsory Education and Training provision alongside a thriving Professional Learning portfolio. The University has a long history in developing outstanding teachers and was founded in 1962 as a teacher training college. We remain the foremost contributor to the teaching profession throughout the region and School colleagues are committed to meeting the needs of the wider children’s workforce.
The School has considerable experience in training teachers and education professionals, working within a dynamic partnership involving over 400 schools, colleges and settings. We have a strong presence in local partnership groups comprising local State and Independent sector schools and with regional arts organisations and cultural education partnerships including initiatives with the Turner Contemporary.
While rooted in the region and with a clear sense of community the School's international work was recognised in 2018 with the Times Higher Education (THE) Award for International Impact. Many of our students have gained a global perspective and enhanced their employability by overseas study visits. Since 2008 the Faculty has sent more than 500 students in the second year of their BA (Hons) Primary Education degree on short teaching placements at more than 20 countries worldwide. The range of destinations has included France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Tanzania, Thailand and the USA. In 2021 the School will be extending into the transnational education market.
Education achieved significant success in REF2014, with 50% of its overall submission meeting the 3* (internationally excellent) standard. Two Faculty research centres, the National Institute for Christian Education Research, and the Centre for Learning About Science and Religion have strong connections with the School collaborating on research and curriculum development to embed research in our programmes.
Transformational education is central to our vision and the new School of Teacher Education provides the platform and connections to develop its students into ‘next generation’ educational professionals.
We look forward to meeting you.
Dr Lynnette Turner
Dean - Faculty of Education