School of Education

  • Education (PGCerts)

    Induction Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 18 September

    Includes:

    See separate Induction schedules for these PG Cert programmes:


    Induction Diary for Children's Literature; Early Childhood; ELT Writing Materials; Leadership and Management; Teaching Multilingual Learners

    Here is a list of the main events. 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. Find out more about Harcourt Hill.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 10 September

    Welcome to the Induction Evening - Introduction to the course, key information about teaching venues, Student Support and resources: Programme team

    Confirm online enrolment

    16:00 to 16:15 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Campus Tour 16:15 to 16:35 Glasgow Room, B Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Introduction to the Library online: Subject Librarian 16:40 to 17:25 FLG.02 Harcourt Hill Campus
    Break 17:30 to 17:45
    Introduction to Student module registration and Moodle: Programme team 17:45 to 19:00 Library Training Room, Library, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Wednesday 18 September
    Academic literacies: learning support (JS & MB) 16:00 to 16:45 Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Programme advice and option choices: Strand leaders 17:00 to 17:30 Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Strand groups and Academic Advisors 17:45 to 18:15 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Break out sessions 18:15 to 19:00 Room to be advised, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Week commencing Monday 23 September
    Teaching Starts As per module choices As per module choices, 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
    • Hunt,P. (1994) An Introduction to Children's Literature. Blackwells.

    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.

    • Brooker and Edwards (2010) Engaging Play, Open University Press
    • Gopnik,A. (2016) The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children, Blackwells.
    • Sylva,K., Melhuish,E., Sammons,P. Siraj-Blatchford,I and Taggart,B. (Eds) (2010) Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project, London: Routledge.

    Recommended Reading for ELT: Materials Writing

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

    Book Details

    • Spiro, J. (2013). Changing methodologies in tesol(Edinburgh textbooks in tesol). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    • Krantz, C., Cunningham, S., Roberts, R., and Kerr, P. (2016) How to Write Excellent ELT Materials. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.
    • Tomlinson, B. (2011) Materials development in language teaching.2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    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

    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

    • Ortega, L. (2009) Understanding second language acquisition.London: Hodder Education.
    • Lucas, T. (2011). Teacher preparation for linguistically diverse classrooms : A resource for teacher educators. New York: Routledge.
    • Martin-Jones, M, & Martin, D (Eds). (2017) Researching Multilingualism. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
    • Coehlo, E. (2012). Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms. Bristol: Multilingual Matters

    Induction Diary for Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties

    Here is a list of the main events. 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. Find out more about Harcourt Hill.

    Event Time Location
    Wednesday 11 September
    Enrolment 16:00 to 19:00 Room to be confirmed, 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)
    • Chambers, A. (2011) Tell me: Children Reading and talk; with The Reading Environment. (A very good book for reminding yourself about the essentials of learning to read – particularly useful for secondary colleagues who may not have explored this in their initial training.)
    • 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)
    • Quigley, A. (2018) Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Routledge. (an engaging account of the crucial relationship between language, literacy and educational achievement, clearly written with practical examples of how to develop vocab).
    • Wolf, M. (2008). Proust and the Squid: The Story of Science and Reading Behaviour. Thriplow: Icon
      (An enjoyable introductory read)

    Induction Diary for National Award for SEN Coordination - Bucks

    Here is a list of the main events. 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. Find out more about Harcourt Hill.

    Event Time Location
    Tuesday 17 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: Leading and Managing a whole school approach. 6th ed. Abingdon: Routledge
    • Department for Education. (2015). Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years (PDF)
    • Ekins, A. (2015) The changing face of special educational needs: impact and implications for SENCOs, teachers and their schools. 2nd ed. London: Routledge
    • 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. 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. Find out more about Harcourt Hill.

    Event Time Location
    Wednesday 11 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 Understanding and Managing SEMH Difficulties

    Here is a list of the main events. 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. Find out more about Harcourt Hill.

    Event Time Location
    Friday 30 August September

    On-Line Enrolment

    Paperwork to be received by us by 30 August

    Distance Learners will enrol on-line before attending the Residential
    Friday 6 September
    Residential (Day 1) - Registration 090 Refectory, , Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 7 September
    Residential (Day 2) 09:00 BG.26, , 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 Advanced Study in SEMH Difficulties

    Here is a list of the main events. 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. Find out more about Harcourt Hill.

    Event Time Location
    Friday 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 6 September
    Residential (Day 1) - Registration 09:00 Refectory, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Saturday 7 September
    Residential (Day 2) 09:00 BG.26 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


    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 Paul Wickens
    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