Professor Barnaby Lenon shares his thoughts on becoming a teacher.
Back in 2002 the School of Education trained its first cohort of teachers. There were just 12 on the course. Sam Draper talks to one of those teachers - Judy Gracie, on going the distance and carving out a career in education. In this incredibly demanding profession, with its pressures to rise up the ladder... Continue Reading →
The chance for schools in this funding crippled profession to offer 20 places for training must have seemed like a dream. We ask a few of the successful candidates to reflect on what they gained from the experience and how it impacted on their teaching lives. So what has happened to our cohort? What has... Continue Reading →
Six months into training, the 2018 University of Buckingham PGCE cohort reflect on the good, the bad and the downright terrible days! We want to say thank you for sharing, and give yourselves a break, the best teachers are those that are always learning. https://youtu.be/9UkTXfSREp4
Just in time for Christmas, University of Buckingham PGCE trainees reveal the books that have helped them through the first term. Paul Dix (2017). When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour. Camarthen Independent Thinking Press. Reviewed by Leah Joseph, PGCE trainee Dix’s writing focuses on fostering a new culture at school which... Continue Reading →
We were honoured to have Sir David Carter attend the University of Buckingham's Graduation Ceremony last week and, for those who were unable to attend, he has been kind enough to allow us to share an inspirational speech. Good afternoon distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and a special warm welcome to those of here to... Continue Reading →
Straight from the horse's mouth, University of Buckingham tutors share inside knowledge on what impresses them most when visiting a PGCE trainee. https://youtu.be/i5Zmc4Bj350
Let’s talk about ‘The Teacher’. What exactly is the point of them…? “To teach!” some might hotly (or facetiously) retort. “To help learners learn!” some might worthily respond… The thing is, nothing else in nature or technology can learn like a human being. To be able to derive abstract ideas from spoken words and... Continue Reading →