Reading Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

In a strong and consistent outcome across all phases, Ofsted praised the University’s ITT Partnership for being “Good overall in Early Years, Primary and Secondary with some outstanding elements,” during a recent inspection of 2015/2016 using recently revised, more rigorous criteria. Ofsted recognised the common vision for excellence across the Partnership and the high regard […]

Trainee teacher is this year’s winner of Raymond Wilson Poetry Prize

Every year, UoR students are invited to explore their creative side by entering the Raymond Wilson Poetry Competition. Held in memory of the late brilliant educationalist and Emeritus Professor of Education at Reading, the prize awards £200 for the winning poem. This year’s winner, Judy Ridell is a Reading Partnership Trainee on the School Direct (Primary) Programme. She […]

Fees for partnership schools

You may have read the recent announcement that the University of Reading, in common with many institutions, intends to raise undergraduate tuition fees to £9250 per annum, subject to government legislation being passed permitting us to do so. Here is a link to our full undergraduate fees Q&A to give you the background.  In line […]

ESRC Festival of Social Science: Alternative places and spaces for learning – 8, 9 and 11 November

How do we foster the qualities that support young people in meeting life’s changing demands? What skills and knowledge will they need to succeed educationally? These are questions that will be asked during the Economic & Social Research Council’s (ESRC) prestigious events taking place in Reading on 8, 9 and 11 November (see below for […]

Can outdoor experiences affect students’ examination grades and confidence?

This week’s research article comes to us from the IoE’s Dr Carol Fuller via The Outdoor Learning Blog… by Natural Connections. Carol is a sociologist and associate professor at the Institute of Education. She works closely with Fiona Craig and colleagues at Ufton Court Adventure, researching the ways outdoor residential visits affect confidence, self-esteem and educational outcomes. […]

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