Institute of Education
Welcome to the Institute of Education
The Institute of Education provides outstanding teacher education.
Our vision is to develop outstanding teachers who are:
- Knowledgeable of the most effective pedagogical approaches to inform deliberate and effective pedagogical choices
- Research informed critical thinkers who utilise a robust evidence base to improve practice and children's outcomes.
- Rights Respecting educators who embrace diversity and provide inclusive classrooms, and can respond flexibly to meet the needs of all learners
- Autonomous, critical and innovative to nurture curiosity, wonder and exploration and achievement in a range of educational contexts
- Reflective practitioners who recognise the power that education has to shape lives, with a willingness to grow and learn, have the tools to do so and who can transform the lives of the children they will teach and the communities they will work.
We put our vision into action by providing students with lectures and seminars based on the very best in research to challenge your views and enable you to understand the qualities, attributes and knowledge needed to thrive in the classroom. The programme provides students with:
- a deep understanding of teaching excellence,
- the many factors influencing children and school communities, and
- the importance of inclusion.
OfSted has recognised us as a provider of 'Outstanding' Initial Teacher Education in England. Their report, which states that our students 'display impressive levels of confidence and understanding about how to be effective teachers', is a testament to the expertise, hard work and commitment of our staff, students and partnership schools.
The Complete University Guide ranked us 9th for undergraduate Initial Teacher Education in the UK.
The Institute has an outstanding record of employability in teaching. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate primary and secondary programmes leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Campus-based training provides the knowledge, experiences and skills needed to thrive on school experiences. 90% of students judge the course as intellectually stimulating and state that the staff explain things clearly and makes the subject interesting. Students gain a deep understanding of critical educational theories applied through various school-based experiences. Our innovative curriculum encompasses each aspect of the Core Content Framework. It also provides opportunities to develop specialist pedagogical and subject knowledge of a national curriculum subject, or SEN or Early Years. Students enrich their training through option modules that explore different approaches to teaching in different settings.
Lecturers are experts in their fields, with extensive classroom, research and management-based experience. Many are active researchers and are regional, national and international leaders in their fields. Excellent resources enhance students' training and provide hands-on opportunities to learn and rehearse teaching before school-based placements.
School experience is rewarding, challenging and intense. School placements provide opportunities to extend, apply and enhance campus-based studies. We have partnerships with over 430 schools providing you with excellent opportunities to gain experience, reflect on your developing practice, learn from your mentors and develop as skilled practitioners.
Each week of your training is carefully designed to develop students' teaching skills, identify strengths and areas for improvement and take steps to meet the Teacher Standards by the end of your training.
We know what it takes for students to be successful, and we provide support and challenge to push you to exceed your expectations of yourself, to understand your strengths and to have the knowledge and confidence to be the best teacher you can be.
We have a dedicated student support team to help you have a positive and rewarding time at university.
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Meet the Institute of Education team
Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful, Senior Lecturer in Education
Jon Audain, Senior Lecturer in ICT and Music for Primary Initial Teacher Education
Lisa Baldwin, Senior Lecturer in Education and PGCE Primary Programme Co-Leader
Lucy Barratt, Lecturer in Education
Helen Benson, Senior Lecturer in Education
Jane Borgeaud, Senior Lecturer in Education
Charlotte Bridgeman, Senior Lecturer in Education
Tim Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Education for Primary Initial Teacher Education
Richard Cole, Associate Lecturer in Education
Tasnim Curtis, Senior Lecturer in Education
Kirsty Davies, Lecturer in Education
Karen Digweed, Senior Lecturer in Education
Victoria Doe, Lecturer in Education
Deborah Falconer, Senior Lecturer in Education
Kim Foster, Lecturer in Education
Emma Goto, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development
Dr Malcolm Honour, Initial Teacher Education Quality and Partnership Manager
Nick Hutton, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development
Dr Alistair Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education
Jane Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education (Mathematics for Primary Initial Teacher Education)
Paul Key, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Cat Kirkland, Senior Lecturer in Education
Rebecca Lodge, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Rhiannon Love, Senior Lecturer in Education
Matthew Lowden, Senior Lecturer in Education
Sue Luke, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Lisa-Marie Martin, Senior Lecturer in Education
Emma Moran, Senior Lecturer in Education
Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer in Education
Joanne Parish, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Eira Patterson, Senior Lecturer in Education
Matthew Prince, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Victoria Randall, Senior Fellow (Knowledge Exchange)
Simon Rees, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Alasdair Richardson, Reader in Education
Jonathan Rooke, Senior Lecturer in Education
Karen Russell, Senior Lecturer in Education
Joanna Seal, Lecturer in Education
Dr Marnie Seymour, Senior Fellow (Knowledge Exchange)
Heidi Snook, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Emma Till, Senior Lecturer in Education
Maria Vinney, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Miriam Walker, Senior Lecturer in Education
Dr Julie Wharton, Senior Lecturer in Education
Lai Yip, Senior Lecturer in Education
Research in the Institute of Education
Research and Knowledge Exchange
The Institute of Education is part of the Faculty of Education and the Arts. Explore the Faculty's wide-ranging and high-impact research and knowledge exchange, its centres, projects and people.
Postgraduate research supervision
We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision or use the Find an Expert search bar below.