UCB trainee teachers in a class of their own

July 2016

UCB is once again proving its qualifications lead to real jobs as 45 graduate teachers prepare to start work in primary schools this September.

The University’s PGCE Primary students have had an outstanding year, culminating in 93 per cent of the class securing jobs.

In addition, a record-breaking number of students achieved the top grade in a crucial part of their course.

More than half of this year’s cohort (51%) were deemed to be ‘outstanding’ in their final teaching practice, which involves observation in a real life classroom environment.

Dr Marjorie Jeavons, Assistant Dean of UCB’s School of Education, Health and Community, expressed her delight that students were performing exceptionally in the classroom. And she congratulated the 45 students who will be starting work in September.

She added: “It is an utter delight to see so many smiling faces at the end of their PGCE year.  The trainees worked so hard and thoroughly deserve their successes. We wish them well as they begin their teaching careers.”

The group was treated to an afternoon of tea and cake at UCB’s McIntyre House campus to mark the end of their studies. 

The University’s PGCE Primary (3-7 and 5-11) course is popular with students who have completed the Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree at UCB.