School of Education

  • Education (PGCerts)

    Includes:


    Induction Diary for Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties

    Here is a list of the main events involving Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Thursday 30 August
    On-Line Enrolment
    Paperwork to be received by us by 30 August
    Distance Learners will enrol on-line before attending the Residential
    Friday 7 September
    Residential (Day 1) 09:30 TBA, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 8 September
    Residential (Day 2) 09:30 TBA, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details


    Induction Diary for Artist Teacher Scheme

    Here is a list of the main events involving Artist Teacher Scheme students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 20 August
    Issues of Interpretation 10:00 to 15:30 Pitt Rivers Museum
    Tuesday 21 August
    Your Sources of Inspiration 10:00 to 15:30 Pitt Rivers Museum

    Recommended Reading for Artist Teacher Scheme

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the Artist Teacher Scheme. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details


    Research and Preparation

    • Set up an Instagram profile as an artist teacher. Begin to visually document sources of inspiration that influence you as a maker. Bring smartphones, laptops and/or tablets with you to the first day.
    • Investigate the work of artists Forest + Found. In particular, look for information about their Pitt Rivers Museum project on their website: http://www.forest-and-found.com/
    • Bring along an object of your choosing; it can be anything that holds significance for you, whether made, bought, found or foraged.
    • Watch We Bury Our Own: https://vimeo.com/44050317

    Induction for Challenging Behaviour

    Here is a list of the main events involving Challenging Behaviour students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 17:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course 17:00 to 17:45 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 17:45 to 18:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Discuss Module Choices 18:00 to 19:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 19 September
    Cohort-Building Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 17:00 to 17:45 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 17:45 to 18:15 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme Advice and Option Choices 18:15 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 24 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 6 October
    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Challenging Behaviour

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Challenging Behaviour. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Porter, L. (2014). Behaviour in Schools: Theory and Practice for Teachers. 3rd edn. Milton Keynes: Open University Press
    • Thomas, G. & Loxley, A. (2007). Deconstructing Special Education and Constructing Inclusion. 2nd edn. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill

    Induction Diary for Children's Literature

    Here is a list of the main events involving Children's Literature students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 17:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course 17:00 to 17:45 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 17:45 to 18:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Discuss Module Choices 18:00 to 19:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 19 September
    Cohort-Building Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 17:00 to 17:45 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 17:45 to 18:15 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme Advice and Option Choices 18:15 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 24 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 6 October
    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Children's Literature

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Children's Literature. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Hollindale, P. (2011). The Hidden Teacher: Ideology and Children's Reading. Woodchester: Thimble Press
    • Meek, M. (1988). How Texts Teach What Readers Learn. Woodchester: Thimble Press

    Induction Diary for Early Childhood

    Here is a list of the main events involving Early Childhood students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 17:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course 17:00 to 17:45 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 17:45 to 18:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Discuss Module Choices 18:00 to 19:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 19 September
    Cohort-Building Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 17:00 to 17:45 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 17:45 to 18:15 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme Advice and Option Choices 18:15 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 24 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 6 October
    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Early Childhood

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Early Childhood. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    • Bloom, P. (2004). Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human. New York: Basic Books
    • Harris, P.L. (2012). Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others. London: Harvard University Press

    Induction Diary for Education

    Here is a list of the main events involving Education students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 17:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course 17:00 to 17:45 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 17:45 to 18:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Discuss Module Choices 18:00 to 19:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 19 September
    Cohort-Building Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 17:00 to 17:45 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 17:45 to 18:15 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme Advice and Option Choices 18:15 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 24 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 6 October
    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Education

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Education. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Ball, S.J. (2013). The Education Debate. 2nd edn. Bristol: Policy Press
    • Carr, D. (2002). Making Sense of Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy and Theory of Education and Teaching. London: Routledge
    • Claxton, G. (2008). What's the Point of School? Rediscovering the Heart of Education. Oxford: Oneworld Publications
    • Coffield, F. (2014). Beyond Bulimic Learning: Improving Teaching in Further Education. London: Institute of Education Press

    Induction Diary for Leadership and Management

    Here is a list of the main events involving Leadership and Management students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 17:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course 17:00 to 17:45 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 17:45 to 18:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Discuss Module Choices 18:00 to 19:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 19 September
    Cohort-Building Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 17:00 to 17:45 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 17:45 to 18:15 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme Advice and Option Choices 18:15 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 24 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 6 October
    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Leadership and Management

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Leadership and Management. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Branson, C.M. and Gross, S.J. (eds.). (2014). Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership. London: Routledge
    • Day, C. and Gurr, D. (eds.) (2013). Leading Schools Successfully: Stories from the Field. London: Routledge
    • Fullan, M. (2007). The New Meaning of Educational Change. 4th edn. London: Routledge

    Induction Diary for National Award for SEN Coordination - Bucks

    Here is a list of the main events involving SEN Coordination - Bucks students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 18 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 19:00 The PACE Centre, 156 Wendover Rd, Weston Turville, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury HP22 5TE

    Recommended Reading for National Award for SEN Coordination - Bucks

    Here are some of the recommended texts for National Award for SEN Coordination. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Cheminais, R. (2015). Rita Cheminais' Handbook for SENCOs. 2nd ed. London: Sage
    • Cowne, E., Frankl, C. and Gershel, L. (2015). The SENCo Handbook. 6th ed. Abingdon: Routledge
    • Department for Education. (2015). Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years (PDF)
    • Hallett, F. and Hallett, G. (2017). Transforming the Role of the SENCO: Achieving the National Award for SEN Coordination. Maidenhead: McGrawHill Education

    Induction Diary for National Award for SEN Coordination - Oxon

    Here is a list of the main events involving SEN Coordination - Oxon students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Wednesday 12 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 19:00 The Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for National Award for SEN Coordination - Oxon

    Here are some of the recommended texts for National Award for SEN Coordination. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Cheminais, R. (2015). Rita Cheminais' Handbook for SENCOs. 2nd ed. London: Sage
    • Cowne, E., Frankl, C. and Gershel, L. (2015). The SENCo Handbook. 6th ed. Abingdon: Routledge
    • Department for Education. (2015). Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years (PDF)
    • Hallett, F. and Hallett, G. (2017). Transforming the Role of the SENCO: Achieving the National Award for SEN Coordination. Maidenhead: McGrawHill Education

    Induction Diary for Teaching Multilingual Learners

    Here is a list of the main events involving English as an Additional Language students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 17:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Course 17:00 to 17:45 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tours 17:45 to 18:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Discuss Module Choices 18:00 to 19:00 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 19 September
    Cohort-Building Event 16:00 to 17:00 Westminster Square, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library 17:00 to 17:45 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to PIP and Moodle 17:45 to 18:15 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme Advice and Option Choices 18:15 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 24 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 6 October
    Welcome and Introduction 10:30 to 11:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    In-Depth Library Searching 11:00 to 12:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to MA Literacies and Study Skills 12:00 to 13:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Teaching Multilingual Learners

    Here are some of the recommended texts for English as an Additional Language. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Baker, C. and Wright, W.E. (2017). Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 6th ed. Bristol: Multilingual Matters
    • Conteh, J. (2015). The EAL Teaching Book: Promoting Success for Multilingual Learners. Revised 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Learning Matters
    • Leung, C. and Creese, A. (2010). English as an Additional Language: Approaches to Teaching Linguistic Minority Students. London: Sage

    Induction Diary for Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties

    Here is a list of the main events involving Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Thursday 30 August
    On-Line Enrolment
    Paperwork to be received by us by 30 August
    Distance Learners will enrol on-line before attending the Residential
    Friday 7 September
    Residential (Day 1) 09:30 TBA, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 8 September
    Residential (Day 2) 09:30 TBA, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details


    Induction Diary for Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties

    Here is a list of the main events involving Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties students. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here.

    Event Time Location
    Wednesday 12 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 19:00 F1/14, Harcourt Hill Campus

    Recommended Reading for Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    • Cain, K. (2010). Reading Development and Difficulties. Chichester: BPS Blackwell
      (A comprehensive text on research into reading difficulties)
    • Elliott, J.G. and Grigorenko, E.L. (2014). The Dyslexia Debate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
      (A detailed and well-argued review of this perennial topic)
    • Wolf, M. (2008). Proust and the Squid: The Story of Science and Reading Behaviour. Thriplow: Icon
      (An enjoyable introductory read)

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course.

    Contact Contact Details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead and Course Leader Dr Roger Dalrymple
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Gill Cross +44 (0)1865 488388

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Education PGCerts. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is, and when to meet them, when you enrol.

    Name Room Phone Alternative Arrangement
    Ms Linet Arthur AG.15 48 8533  
    Dr David Colley F1.06 48 8520
    Ms Georgina Glenny A1.02 48 8570  
    Ms Rachel Payne M1.02 48 8339  
    Dr James Percival B1.11 48 8364  
    Mr Jonathan Reid F1.05 48 8486  
    Dr George Roberts D1.02 48 5677  
    Dr Jane Spiro B1.22 48 8613  
    Mr Mat Tobin BG.33 48 8376  
    Dr Paul Wickens B1.20 48 4437  

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    You will be unable to enrol without the following:

    • Your original degree certificates. If you have yet to be conferred, please ensure that you bring certified transcripts;
    • If English is not your first language, and IELTS was a condition of your offer, please ensure that you bring your IELTS certificate;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence);
    • Your fees/sponsor letter;
    • For international students, you will need your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). For information on collecting your BRP, please click here.

    Please note that we require the original documents, not copies. If you fail to provide the original documents, you will be unable to enrol.