School of Education

  • Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based) (BA)

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving BA (Hons) Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based) students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

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




    Monday 17 September

    Welcome and Various Activities 11:00 to 17:00
    Arrival from 10:30
    B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Tuesday 18 September

    Various Activities 09:00 to 17:00 Harcourt Hill, room to be advised

    Wednesday 19 September

    Various Activities 09:00 to 15:00 Harcourt Hill, room to be advised

    Thursday 20 September

    Various Activities 09:00 to 12:00 Harcourt Hill, room to be advised
    Main Enrolment (at Headington Campus) 13:15 to 15:00 Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Friday 21 September

    Programme Lead's Lecture
    Student Presentations
    09:00 to 10:30 Harcourt Hill, room to be advised
    Freshers' Fair 11:30 to 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:


    Contact Details

    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Mrs Mary Briggs
    Course Leader Ms Jane Fletcher
    Year 1 Coordinator Ms Amanda Barton
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Linda Feeley +44 (0)1865 488583

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year BA (Hons) Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based) modules. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.


    Book Details

    U71108 Exploring Learning 1 Morpurgo, M. (2003). Private Peaceful. London: HarperCollins
    U71110 Thinking Mathematically and Being Mathematical Haylock, D. and Manning, R. (2014). Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers. 5th ed. London: Sage Please look at some of the recent Key Stage 2 Mathematics SATs tests. Print, complete and mark at least one test (Paper A, Paper B and the mental paper) as an introduction to developing both your own mathematical subject knowledge and your understanding of mathematics assessment in school. Papers can be downloaded from: (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print these documents). Please bring the completed and marked paper with you to University as they will form the first section of your Mathematics Teaching Resource File.
    U71112 Science in the Primary Curriculum Loxley, P., Dawes, L., Nicholls, L. and Dore, B. (2017). Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science: Inspiring Learning and Enjoyment. Abingdon: Routledge
    Loxley, P., Dawes, L., Nicholls, L. and Dore, B. (2014). Teaching Primary Science: Promoting Enjoyment and Developing Understanding. 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge
    Read Chapters 1-7 before the start of the course.
    U71116 Developing Reflective Practice Hansen, A. (2015). Primary Professional Studies. 3rd ed. London: Learning Matters
    Read Chapter 1 before the start of the course.
    This will be a core text for your three years.

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for BA (Hons) Primary Teacher Education (Campus-Based). You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is, and when to meet them, when you enrol.




    Mrs Mary Briggs B1.28 48 8597
    Mrs Jennifer Gadd EG.11 48 8347
    Ms Clare Fenwick B1.40 48 8779
    Ms Jane Fletcher AG.16 48 8603
    Ms Carolyn Murphy MG.09 48 8336
    Mrs Jane Scholey BG.34 48 8321
    Dr Joanne Thompson EG.02 48 8297
    Mr Mathew Tobin BG.32 48 8508
    Mrs Amanda Wilkinson F1.09 48 8537
    Ms Debbie Wright BG.31 48 8494


    Make sure you have undertaken the preparatory reading (above) and completed the various exercises that were sent to you during the summer.