NASBTT Article on COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain ‘intellectually close through Thinking Moves”

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."

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

 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

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

Teacher training base gets top marks from inspectors

  Read our article in The Sentinel following the release of our Ofsted Report.

Primary School Children Call For More ‘Marvellous’ Teachers

    A primary school’s campaign to identify the recipe for a ‘marvellous teacher’ and attract more people into teaching will be launched on 7th July. To encourage more people to get into teaching at primary schools, children at Seabridge

Primary School Children Call For More ‘Marvellous’ Teachers

Primary school’s campaign to identify the recipe for a ‘marvellous teacher’ and attract more people into teaching was launched on 7th July. To encourage more people to get into teaching at primary schools, children at Seabridge Primary School, undertook a project

Making Marvellous Teachers

                      Many researchers now recognise that the quality of a school’s teachers is the biggest factor in determining the success of their pupils. Seabridge Primary School pupils were thrilled to

Pupils launch 'marvellous' campaign to train more teachers

    Read our recent article in The Sentinel about the launch of our marvellous teachers campaign.    

Headteacher/senior leader research breakfast forums

  The Keele and North Staffordshire Primary SCITT , working in partnership with Keele University and the Cambridge Primary Review Trust are delighted to offer Head-teacher and senior colleagues and a chance to discuss evidence-informed thinking in relation to primary

School Centred Initial Teacher Training partnership

Keele is delighted to be taking a lead among universities in pioneering new approaches to initial teacher training. Keele University has underlined its commitment to the region’s schools by joining forces with two exceptional schools to launch an exciting new