Outstanding results from teachers training 'on the job'

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Teacher helping young student (1) resized

Since 1998 Oxford Brookes has been running a very successful degree programme for teaching Assistants who want to train as teachers while continuing to work in their own schools. The BA Primary Teacher Education (work based) programme was set up in response to the Department for Education and Employment’s request (1998) to train “…the widest possible range of applicants through more flexible training courses.” This year there will be 22 graduating students. Of that number 6 will be awarded first class degrees; 14 will be awarded 2.1s and 2 awarded 2.2s. This is an outstanding profile for students who enter university with non-traditional entry qualifications. The students study for four years alongside their school based employment. They study a very full programme of modules linked to the primary school curriculum, including specialism modules which enable them to develop their subject knowledge in English. One dissertation produced by a student in her final year, achieved a mark of 90%. This dissertation has been submitted for a university prize and will also be submitted for a national award for student research. Learn more about the course at www.education.brookes.ac.uk
This is a demanding course but it produces outstanding teachers whose skills are very highly valued by our Partnership schools.” Ann Disney, Course Leader