School of Education

"High-calibre trainees and NQTs who demonstrate exceptional professional attitudes. They share a passion for teaching and a desire to continually improve their teaching skills. They are held in high regard by local headteachers." Ofsted Report December 2015........................In the National Student Survey of 2013 Newman was ranked as the top university in England for teaching quality.

The School of Education at Newman University has trained teachers for over forty years and has an established reputation for producing high quality professionals that work with children and young people. It has a student-centred focus rooted in the local community but also serves regional, national and international communities of learning by providing a formative education informed by the Catholic ethos and a shared values-based learning experience.

Quality teaching

Newman is a great place to learn. Providing excellent teaching and support to both undergraduate and postgraduate students remains Newman’s primary focus. We are passionate about inspiring change which transforms the lives of children and young people. Newman’s programmes are underpinned by the strong staff expertise in teaching, research and professional practice. The academics who teach across our portfolio of courses are not only highly qualified in their subject areas but are active researchers skilled in, and passionate about, sharing knowledge with their students.

Our School

We offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development opportunities leading to a broad range of careers in education and associated professions. We offer initial teacher education programmes leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) for the early years, primary and secondary levels in mainstream education and these are available through our undergraduate, postgraduate and school direct programmes of study. Our full and part-time undergraduate courses also include Art and Education, Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Studies and Studies in Primary Education. 

From the outset the support you will receive will help you realise your potential, and as a student grow in confidence and belief with integrity. Newman University instills a passion for learning; our strength lies in experienced and passionate staff that form strong relationships with our students and many partners.

Benefits of working with Newman

Working in partnership with Newman is an excellent starting point for mutually beneficial collaboration. The partnership for schools, settings and organisations offers:

  • High quality, enthusiastic students exposed to the latest developments in education
  • Access to a pool of high quality trainees about to enter the job market
  • Accredited teacher training with opportunities for wider CPD for all your staff
  • Friendly, bespoke support from a dedicated School of Education
  • Support through all stages of the process
  • Negotiated agreed training programmes for both the setting and trainee
  • Reliability and quality assurance

Partnerships

The School of Education works in close partnership with schools, settings and organisations in the areas of mentoring, work placements, curriculum consultancy and research, and we welcome opportunities to form new relationships. Our partnership links enable us to offer mentoring and work placements that enrich trainees’ knowledge, experience and opportunities. We also share knowledge and resources in a number of ways - from commissioned research and evaluation projects to providing training and support in schools. In addition, The Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership offices are based on campus a short walk from Saint Mary’s Chapel and the success of their work can be seen in the outstanding and innovative provision across Catholic schools in the Midlands.

 

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Last updated: 21 February 2017

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