Education and Teacher Training News

29 July 2022

Make a positive difference with a role in education

 Are you looking to stimulate, motivate, and educate people’s lives? Whether you are looking into primary, secondary, or higher education degrees, a career in this rewarding sector could be a great way of shaping the future ge...

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26 May 2022

Success Criteria for Teachers

There is considerable research into what comprises quality when it comes to teaching and learning.  Anyone who is familiar with any part of the education sector will have heard of Ofsted and their historical efforts to identify prov...

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26 May 2022

The Teachers of Tomorrow

[image src="/assets/52e6572cd3/iStock-1300311961.jpg" id="24120" width="447" height="298" class="left ss-htmleditorfield-file image" title="zoom meeting" alt="zoom meeting"]Almost 2 years to the day, the way in which we teach was ...

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25 May 2022

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) 14 + Programmes

Promoting Positive Behaviour and WellbeingOur ITE 14+ trainee teachers have just completed their Behaviour and Wellbeing Module.[image src="/assets/96b2b0deb8/Picture2-v17.jpg" id="24099" width="297" heig...

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25 May 2022

Initial Teacher Training ITT – Secondary (11-16) Programmes

The principles of curriculum design are key to ensuring pupils make good progress in their respective subjects; enhancing pupils’ skills and knowledge through a clearly sequenced, ambitious curriculum prepares them for further and high...

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04 February 2022

Education and Teacher Training - Why teaching has become the career for those wh...

 It’s over a century since Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw, wrote the words, “Those who can do; those who can’t, teach” for his 1905 stage play ‘Man and Superman’. It’s a stubborn phrase that has taken roo...

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02 February 2022

Master’s Degree in Inclusive Education: Connected Classrooms

Could the future of connected classrooms improve inclusivity in schools?Due to COVID, many schools and education providers had to quickly adopt technology in order to make their classrooms more of a conne...

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01 February 2022

Is a Master’s in Global Educational Leadership Right for You?

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03 December 2021

How a Degree in Education Can Help You in Your Future Career

There’s no doubt about it; education helps shape lives. We can all name at least one teacher who made a real difference in our education and inspired us.If you want to play a pivotal role in nurturing c...

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02 November 2021

How To Become A Play Therapist

A play therapist is someone who helps children and their families to work through challenging experiences and life issues through play. If this is a career you are interested in, read on to discover more about how to become a pla...

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05 October 2021

It’s World Teachers’ Day!

Today is UNESCO World Teachers’ Day – let’s celebrate all teachers and trainee teachers around the globe!

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16 September 2021

The Most Famous Female Mathematicians to Inspire Students

Some of the world’s most famous mathematicians are women, yet they’re often overlooked in history. By empowering girls from a young age and challenging stereotypes, we can begin to change the way the world views gender equality. Work...

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16 September 2021

Tips to Improve Creativity as a Performing Arts Teacher

Being a performing arts teacher plays a significant role in helping young people develop their creative skills for the workplace. Whether they move into an arts career or something entirely different, knowing how to improve creativity is...

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14 September 2021

Education in the Context of Globalisation (and How it Impacts Teachers)

The term “globalisation” encompasses a number of things, including economics, culture, politics, technology and communication. In education, globalisation in education refers to the increasing mobility of students and teachers across...

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14 September 2021

How Educational Research Skills Can Further Your Career in Leadership

If you’re interested in a career in education leadership, our EdD Doctor of Education course can give you the knowledge and educational research skills you need to succeed. Studying educational research methods at doctoral level is key...

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14 September 2021

Inclusive Practice in Schools is No Longer Optional

Inclusive practice in schools is no longer optional. Many experts now consider it a requirement, and more and more educators are looking for ways to make inclusive education a priority.2020 has been heralded the “decade of actio...

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13 September 2021

Do You Have the Leadership Skills for Teacher Motivation and Retention?

Teacher motivation and teacher retention are two of the most important aspects of being a leader of education. If schools are to successfully overcome problems with staff recruitment, they need to reflect on their workplace culture. Buil...

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13 September 2021

Good Leadership is Essential for Preventing Teacher Burnout

According to research by global recruitment specialist, HAYS, 70% of teaching professi...

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03 September 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Education and Teacher Training

Study an Education and Teacher Training degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good Un...

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09 August 2021

Want to specialise in teaching? Then we have the course for you!

The impression a teacher makes in their classroom can greatly influence the next generation to get into teaching. This is why at the University of Bolton; we aim to inspire and nurture our Education and Teacher Training students.O...

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09 August 2021

Upskilling Teachers through Professional Development: Powerful Stats to Know

Finding ways for teachers to identify and build on their strengths not only benefits schools, but the positive effects trickle down to the students too. A recent report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) proves that professional d...

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28 July 2021

What can I do with an Education and Teacher Training degree?

Education can be one of the most rewarding sectors anyone can work in. Not only will you shape the minds of the future, but you’ll no doubt find a moment in your education career where you can step back and realise all the good you hav...

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06 May 2021

The Best Easy-Read Books for ESOL Learners

Novels are a great way of learning a new language, while also opening students up to a world of literary, culture and debate. Get ready for some interesting discussions…As an 'English for Speakers of Ot...

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04 May 2021

5 Post-Lockdown Tips for TLAN Teachers

Coming out of lockdown can be hard for learners with additional support needs (ASN). Here’s everything you can do to smooth the transition as a teacher!Routine is important ...

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19 April 2021

The Challenges of Education Post-Pandemic

There is no denying that the pandemic has had a massive impact on the education sector. Over the past 12 months, students have spent more time at home than at school or university. It would be naive to expect everything to r...

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16 March 2021

Why it is Okay Not to Know the Answer

Do you want to help shape the minds of the future? Can you bring out the best in people and help them fulfil their goals and ambitions?We can talk you through the skills and qualifications you need for a rewarding future in educa...

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16 March 2021

Why Your Experience Matters

Teaching at any level requires you to build a positive working relationship with those in your care. Your background, experiences and life lessons shape how you teach and help you reach those who need the most support. Discover why your ...

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23 February 2021

Why Choose the University of Bolton for Postgraduate Teacher Training?

The MA Educational Leadership course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is just one of the many programmes designed to help existing educators grow in their chosen field. Offered here is everything from full-time teacher t...

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17 February 2021

Teaching is a Multi-Skilled Vocation (The Need for Advanced Teacher Training Cou...

The need for highly-trained, multi-skilled educationalists has never been greater. That’s why the University of Bolton’s MEd Professional Development...

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23 November 2020

Why Upskill at the University of Bolton for an MA in Inclusive Education?

Doing an MA in Inclusive Education is a great way to upskill as a teacher. Whether you are looking to progress in your current career, or you have your sights set on working as Head of Inclusion in a school, a master’s degree could be ...

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13 November 2020

How to be a Teacher in 2020 | Undergraduate Teacher Training

If you’re considering training to be a teacher, you may feel overwhelmed with the options infront of you. There’s PGCEs, School Direct, Scitt, Teach First – to name just a few! There arealso many options for both postgradua...

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05 November 2020

The Importance of Teacher Professional Development and Retraining

If you’re a qualified teacher, lecturer or other education professional looking to pursue more senior job roles, we can help you improve your professional practice and develop essential skills for management.Our MEd Professional...

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05 November 2020

The Inclusive Classroom Calls for Skilled Teachers: Retrain in 2021

Creating an inclusive classroom environment is more important than ever, and schools are in need of highly skilled, retrained teachers and leaders who can pave the way to better education for all. Inclusivity is the gateway to a more equ...

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03 November 2020

Retraining in Educational Leadership: Is It for You?

Studying a master’s in education and related subjects can prepare for you for a range of leadership and management roles in educational institutions worldwide. This includes schools, colleges, universities, or working in an early years...

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20 August 2020

Explore the Power of Teaching - BA (Hons) Education and Learning

Have you ever wondered how we learn? How we can best inspire and engage with the next generation in an inclusive and equal way? Then you’re the perfect person to join our BA (Hons) Education and Learning degree.What you will be ...

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19 August 2020

Why Educators Need Professional Development to Stay Competent

Professional development is important in every career, but in education it can be the difference between a good school and agreat school.For educators, there are many ways to expand skills and knowledge, and even great teachers ca...

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19 August 2020

Why German is a Great Language to Teach

Getting a PGCE to teach Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at secondary school is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have. Our PGCE (Secondary) course provides you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you can enter the workplace in you...

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19 August 2020

Why Train as a Computer Science Teacher?

Computer science teachers have an opportunity to empower the next generation of IT/tech stars. And for teachers interested in leadership progression, there’s plenty of scope to maximise your earning potential.At the University o...

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18 August 2020

Inspiring others in education - MA Educational Leadership

The requirement for inspirational, knowledgeable and passionate leaders in education has never been greater, and our educational leadership masters have been designed for this very reason.What the course involves

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07 May 2020

No teaching experience is needed to teach the trade you love!

It is often said that tradesmen and women are the backbones of our great country. From plumbers to hairdressers, carpenters to electricians, all trades are vital to each community; without them, there would be little growth.Which ...

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04 May 2020

How can you get into teaching overseas?

Some professions open up the doors to opportunities in destinations far and wide; teaching is one of them.Many people decide to get into teaching for the opportunity to make a difference, they want to have a positive impact on peo...

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19 June 2019

John Zavos Has Just Graduated From His PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Educati...

John Zavos is a full-time trainee teacher who has just graduated from his PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL), gaining a double distinction in practice and theory.Dr Sarah Telfer (Associ...

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10 June 2019

Everyday is Different in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care offer some of the most rewarding, challenging and important jobs going – roles which give you the chance to meaningfully improve life for individuals, families, and even whole communities.If you are ready ...

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04 June 2019

A Career Change: To QTLS, Teacher Trainer Assessor/mentor with a Masters in Educ...

After 20 years in the industry and completing undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, I decided I wanted a career change, so in 2010 I joined the University of Bolton as a PGDE student. Seven years on, I had completed my QTLS, bec...

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04 June 2019

Dr Rebecca Woolley Voted Outstanding Lecturer Of The Year

Dr Rebecca Woolley from Teacher Education was voted 'Outstanding Lecturer of the Year' by her trainee teachers.Every year Bolton SU asks students to nominate the staff, student reps and societies at the University of Bolton, in th...

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01 January 1970

Trainee Teacher Gains Teaching Employment Before Her PGCE Course Ends!

Charlotte Batra is currently a trainee teacher on the PGCE (M) ESOL and Literacy pathway at the University of Bolton. She has just been offered a full-time position teaching Literacy for Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) where sh...

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