NASBTT Article on COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain ‘intellectually close through Thinking Moves”
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COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain intellectually close through Thinking Moves” Diane Swift is Executive SCITT Director of Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education Beginning teachers across the country are feeling bereft of the

COVID-19: “ITT providers and trainees are pulling out all the stops to make things work."
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Here is the untold story from The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) of how Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers, like ourselves, have completely altered delivery models for our current trainees. Diane Swift, Director here at Keele and North Staffordshire

Measures announced to ensure talented trainees get into teaching
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Changes to professional skills tests will make sure the best and brightest can pursue a career in teaching. Aspiring teachers across the country are set to benefit from a number of changes designed to allow them to begin training, and

Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools
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Government follows up phonics success with new multiplication tables trial. A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced today (Wednesday 14 February).

Revealed: £6m plan to transform education in Stoke-on-Trent
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Primary pupils will be offered careers advice and be encouraged to run their own mini-businesses as part of a £6 million plan to transform education across the city. The ideas are linked to Stoke-on-Trent’s status as an ‘opportunity area’, which

Could desk cycles help pupils to learn in lessons?
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The project is one of many being explored by teachers involved in Stoke-on-Trent's new research school   Teachers could soon be joining national trials to explore the best ways to help children learn after Stoke-on-Trent launched its own research school.

Chartered College of Teaching opens up its regional network
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This week the Chartered College of Teaching has launched its founding group of Chartered College networks. This network programme will help the Chartered College to build up the professional knowledge base of teaching and provide centres to bring together members

Keele University to help develop a ‘research school’ to improve learning outcomes in Stoke-on-Trent
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Keele University is working to establish a ‘research school’ in Stoke-on-Trent, which aims to pilot innovative ideas for improving young people's learning and achievements. The research school, which is set to receive £200,000 over the next three years from the

Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEE Research Schools at the Social Mobility Summit
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 Eleven schools to support social mobility ‘coldspots’ – including in Bradford, Blackpool and Norwich - have won funding to boost the quality of teaching in their region through better use of research. The new Research Schools – part-funded through the

Keele Graduation Summer 2017 — Day Two – Keele University
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Our 2016-17 cohort attended their graduation Ceremony at Keele University on the 12th July where an enjoyable time was had by all.     Victoria Webb, 22, Stoke-On-Trent, PGCE. “My time at Keele has been lovely, I knew the PGCE

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