School of Education

  • School Direct

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving School Direct students. All events take place on Friday 6 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. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus here.

    Event Time Location
    Friday 6 September
    Welcome Coffee 12:30 - 13:00 B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus
    Induction 13:00 - 16:30 B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Mrs Mandy Winters
    Course Leader Mrs Kimberly Waring Paynter
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Caroline Westell +44 (0)1865 488546

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for School Direct modules. A full bibliography will be provided on the Moodle page for each module and it will also be accessible through the Library website.

    Please note that you are not expected to purchase all of the literature as they will be able to borrow from the Library once you will receive your Brookes student card.

    Core Reading

    Moon, J.A. (2004). A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice. Abingdon: Routledge
    Swann, M., Peacock, A., Hart, S. and Drummond, M.J. (2012). Creating Learning Without Limits. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill
    Wallace, M. and Wray, A. (2016). Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates. 3rd ed. London: Sage

    Recommended Reading

    Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and Education (New York, Collier-Macmillan) 

    Elmore, R.F. (2004). School Reform from the Inside Out: policy, practice, performance (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Education Press)

    Goodson, I.F. & Marsh, C.J. (1996). Studying School Subjects: a guide (London, The Falmer Press)
    Kelly, A. V. (2009). The Curriculum: Theory and Practice, 6th edition (London: Sage)
    Lawton, D. (1975). Class, Culture and the Curriculum (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul)
    Maylor, U. (2016). 'I'd worry about how to teach it': British values in English classrooms, Journal of Education for Teaching, 42(3), 314-328, DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2016.1184462
    Webster, R., Russell, A. and Blatchford, P. (2016). Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants: Guidance for School Leaders and Teachers. 2nd ed. London: Routledge

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the University tutors for School Direct trainees, based at Harcourt Hill Campus. You will be notified of who your University Tutor is after enrolment.

    University PGCE Course Tutors



    Mr James Bird F1.02 48 8611
    Mrs Kimberly Waring Paynter BG.35 48 8508
    Mrs Mandy Winters B1.29 48 8539

    University Visiting Tutors



    Mrs Jean Clark MG.13a 48 8343
    Mrs Adrienne Duggan BG.32 48 8559
    Ms Clare Fenwick B1.40 48 8779
    Dr Nicoleta Gaciu C1.05 48 8527
    Mrs Jane Liddle B1.40 48 8571
    Dr Nick Mead C1.04 48 8294
    Dr James Percival B1.11 48 8364
    Mrs Lorna Shires BG.30 48 8315

    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;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence).

    Remember that prior to starting your training on the School Direct programme you must have a satisfactory DBS, Health Declaration and successful passed the DFE Literacy and Numeracy professional skills tests.

    Please contact the lead school directly if you have not completed these.