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The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers


UCET Weekly Bulletin (wk/e: 25th January 2019)

January 25th, 2019


Welcome to the UCET weekly e-bulletin!

Dear UCET Members and other colleagues,

Here are the highlights and announcements for this week,  including details of the 1st call for papers for this year’s ICET conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in early July. New job and examiner opportunities are included too:

Headings in hyperlinks will take you the relevant page on the UCET website where you can see further details about all of the posts and headlines below:

  • The 2019 UCET Annual Conference will take place on 5-6 November 2019 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Stratford Upon Avon. Registration will be open soon, with a 10% discount to be applied to those who register before 30 April 2019, and a further 10% in respect of registrations of five or more from the same institution. We would also welcome volunteers to lead workshops and seminars at the conference. Workshops/seminars last for one hour and can cover, for example, latest research, programme developments, partnership issues or whatever. If you would be interested in delivering a workshop please contact We would particularly welcome sessions relating to early years and post-compulsory teacher education.


  • FLiTE (For Learning in Teacher Education) FLiTE is a platform where those involved in initial teacher education can find resources and inspiration to develop their practice. It is designed by teacher educators, for teacher educators, to deepen the professional learning and development of teacher educators and develop collaborative working in initial teacher education partnerships. The resources are free to download.



  • 1st Call for Papers – the 63rd World ICET Assembly, 2019. Theme: ‘Reconceptualising teacher education for the 4th Industrial Revolution and knowledge democracy: teaching beyond the 3Rs’. Date: 9 – 11 July 2019A copy of the flyer, abstract submissions application and delegate registration forms can be downloaded via the ‘External Events’ page here.



Latest News





External Examiner Vacancies & Jobs

External Examiners

Full details of external examiner and job opportunities can be found on the UCET website by clicking the link above. New and recent opportunities are listed below.

  • Bangor University: Prifysgol Bangor, Ysgol Addysg a Datblygiad Dynol Arholwr Allanol Cyfrwng Cymraeg  a Chyfrwng Saesneg ar gyfer cyrsiau EdD a MA. Cysylltwch â Dr Jean Ware 01248388233 yn y lle cyntaf.  Bangor University, School of Education and Human Development- Welsh and English Medium Examiners for the EdD and MA Courses. examiners required for the EdD and MA courses Contact Dr Jean Ware 01248388233 in the first instance.


  • Bath Spa University: PGCE with QTS Secondary English and Drama and Secondary Mathematics. c/d for both roles: 31 January. CV and short letter/email of interest to Dr Benton M Brown:


  • Bradford College University Centre: BA Primary QTS (2 Posts). Start as soon as possible: Specialists for Language and Science. Please send CVs and expressions of interest to



  • London South Bank University: BA Hons Education & Education Studies (2 posts). Starting September 2019. Expressions of interest, including CVs, should be sent to Andrew Read, Head of Education Division,


  • Northumbria University (ASAP). For SCITT provision validated by Northumbria University:
    • Post 1: To examine across three SCITT Programmes in the North East
    • Post 2: To examine across two SCITT programmes one in Yorkshire and one in Buckinghamshire
    • Expressions of interest, including CVs should be sent to Karen Hudson Acting head of Subject: Education For informal discussion about these vacancies please call Karen on 0191 215 6648.


  • Plymouth Marjon University: B.Ed Primary Education with specialist pathways degree. To discuss the role, please call or email Gill Golder (Associate Dean and Director of School) 01752636700 ext 5638. EOIs to Norman Jope, Academic Standards Officer, Quality and Academic Standards Unit ( or 01752-636895).


  • St. Mary’s University Twickenham: Primary Education Work-Based Route Programme. 2018/29 start (4 year term). EOIs and a current CV to Quality and Standards office at:


  • University of Bedfordshire:
    • Foundation Degree in Early Years, and
    • BA Applied Early Years Studies (Top-up)
    • If you are interested in this post, please send your CV to Dr Perry Knight (Principal Lecturer in Teacher Education).  Please can you indicate in your CV External Examiner posts you currently hold, or have held.
  • and
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics (including school visits) to commence September 2019.  This is an exciting time to join the PGCE course as the structure of it has undertaken an innovative review.  Expressions of interest, including CVs, should be sent to Mieka Harris .


  • University of Brighton:
  1. BA Primary courses: BA Primary 3-7 with QTS BA Primary English Education with QTS BA Primary Mathematics Education with QTS  Please see linked adverts above for each position and send CVs to: Joanne Smith (Assistant Programme Leader)
  2. PGCE Sec and SDT English_Brighton Please see linked advert and send CV to Anne Denmead, route leader:
  3. An external advisor to support an internal curriculum review of our BA with QTS Troops to Teachers programmes. The role will involve the following:
  • Reviewing course documentation on an online workspace and providing an independent view of course coherence, quality and its adherence to professional requirements
  • Reviewing alignment of the programme to specific review themes
  • Attending the review event and reviewing the draft report arising

The review event is scheduled for the afternoon of March 13th 2019. Travel and accommodation expenses will be met and a fee for this role is payable. Please send a CV to Lis Bundock, TtT course leader, email:


  • University of Chester: BA Primary Education with QTS and BA Early Years-Primary Education with QTS, PGCE Primary and PGCE Primary-Early Years – 2 posts to go across each of these programmes, with a strength in early years ITE desirable for one of the posts.


  • University of Cumbria: Postgraduate Certificate SEN (National Award for Special Needs Co-ordination ) to start in March 2019. Please send expressions of interest and  a CV to


  • University of Portsmouth: PGCert in HE. P/t. For further information please contact the Course Leader, Dr Joanne Brindley Applications should include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.


  • University of Roehampton: BA Primary QTS Science and BA Primary, Design & Technology. CVs and expression of interest to Matthew Sossick, Head of ITE, Closing date for both: January 31st.


  • University of Winchester:
  1.  PGCE Secondary School Direct.

For more details please contact Dr Malcolm Honour ( To apply please send expressions of interest and CV to  by 21.2.19

  1. PGCE SCITT programme

The programme includes primary and secondary partnerships.

Further details of each post are available to download on the Examiners’ page. For more details,  please contact Dr Malcolm Honour ( To apply please send expressions of interest and CV to  by 21.2.1

  • York St John University : external panel member for BA Primary Education revalidation. They are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified primary Initial Teacher Educator to serve as an external panel member for our BA Primary Education revalidation event. Somebody with experience of both the academic and professional expectations of a Primary Education/QTS course. The revalidation event is on April 11th 2019. EOIs and  CVs to: Peter Raymond, Director of Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education, School of Education, York St John University.




  • London Metropolitan University: Part-time Associate Lecturer in PGCE Sciences (immediate start). Please send CVs and covering letter detailing interest and experience to Rob Fonseca (Head of ITE):


  • University of Oxford: For further details of the below vacancies, please visit: or
    • Departmental Lecturer in English Education
    • Departmental Lecturer in Mathematics Education
    • Departmental Lecturer in Modern Languages Education
    • Departmental Lecturer in Modern Languages (Mandarin) Education (0.5 fte post)
    • Departmental Lecturer in Science Education
    • Associate Professor in Teacher Education
    • If, having read the advertisement and the further particulars, any potential applicants would like to know more about any of the positions they should  contact the Director of Professional Programmes, Trevor Mutton (



Member Resources

Information, Guidance and Advice



  • Call for Papers: ‘Education in a Post-human Age’

Education in the North was established in 1965 and is an international, peer reviewed open access journal published by the University of Aberdeen School of Education. We support early career researchers and those who wish to publish in minority languages having a proud history of publishing in Scottish Gaelic. See for more information. For further information please contact co-editor Rachel Shanks

The latest edition of the book you can trust to guide your trainees through their teaching careers. Andrew Pollard and the expert authors share tried and tested techniques for use in all primary and secondary settings, providing evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues including relationships and behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment. This edition brings Lesson Study cases and other new pedagogical features, plus new reflective activities, guidance on key readings and extra resources at, all designed to meet the needs of today’s learners.

Click here to learn more, request an inspection copy, or to order at 30% off with discount code UCET18 for UCET members.

The Skills Builder Partnership brings together schools, employers and other skills-building organisations around a common mission: one day, everyone will build the essential skills, experiences and aspirations to succeed. Our award-winning approach is underpinned by the Skills Builder Framework, which breaks each skill down into teachable and measurable chunks.

For more information on the eight essential skills needed, please see the flyer below:


Skills Builder are also currently offering up to 20 two-hour workshops for trainee teachers on a fully-funded basis this year, to help build confidence and develop students’ essential skills. Places are still available for the scheme. To find out more and book in a session, please contact Alison Gale:





External Events 


Save the Date – 4th July 2019

  • The First CollectivED Knowledge Exchange: creating professional learning opportunities through coaching and mentoring in education



  • The Keele and North Staffordshire Alliance. ‘Informing and Challenging our Practices and Pedagogy’.  1 day conference that will take place on 4th April, Keele Hall.


  • Support for Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL): interactive strategy discussion. 6th March, Central London.


  • Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT’The Value of Relationships: tackling early career teacher retention’. FREE event.Date: 6th March.


  • NAMA (National Association of Mathematics Advisors) and AMET (Association of Mathematics Education Teachers) Annual Conference ‘Research into Practice’. 1st-2nd March 2019, Manchester. Booking and programme.




  • ‘Rethinking Teacher Education: The Trouble with Accountability’. 18th February 2019 : 17:00 – 18:30. Speaker: Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Boston College, USA. Location: Seminar Room A, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, OX2 6PY. Convener: Professor Alis Oancea, University of Oxford, Department of Education. Further details of this event and how to register can be found here.
  • ‘Leading Schools in the West Midlands’ – one day conference. 15th February, 09:30-16:00. University of Wolverhampton, City Campus, Chancellors’ Hall. Booking details are here.


PSHE Association and Health Education England are inviting initial teacher educators (including university lecturers, school-based training leads and headteachers), along with PSHE education and ITE policy decision-makers to a free seminar on preparing trainee teachers for statutory RSE and health education.

  • NARIC Training: evaluating international qualifications

NASBTT have arranged for NARIC to deliver training on Evaluating International Qualifications. The cost for UCET member would be the same as for NASBTT members, £200 for the session.  Places are still available in Sheffield  (Sheffield Hallam University) on Thursday, 7th February 2019 (9 for 9.30- 12.30pm) and for the afternoon session in London (Teaching London LDBS SCITT) on Monday, 11th February 2019 (1 for 1.30-4.30pm).

To make a booking, please complete the booking form here. Your booking will be acknowledged by email and an invoice will be raised. Joining instructions will follow in week beginning Monday, 21st January 2019. Please contact Alison Hobson for further details:

The University of Hertfordshire are running two training events, one from January 28th to 15th February and the other later in the term: Further details can be found by following the links below:

Chartered Educational Assessor course

Educational Assessment on-line course



Tweets of interest this week include:

An article at on why it’s time for better pay and training for our Early Years workforce; a link to the importance of FE and community learning (Vicky Duckworth); a link to the newly launched FLiTE platform (University of Hertfordshire) to help ITE practitioners find resources and develop their practice (resources are free); photos of this week’s Research and International forum; a link to the ‘Taste of Teaching’ day, taking place this Saturday at Bath Spa University; a reminder that the next issue of the working papers of #CollectiveED will be published in February – if you would like your writing to be included, please submit by 31 January; a post by Mark Boylan on the Shanghai Teacher Exchange Evaluation (on pupil outcomes) and a link to the DFE project page; news just announced that Brunel are reruiting for a Professor of Education.

UCET News & Forums 

The UCET Research and International Committee met this week looking at Impact Case Studies. Items on the agenda included: REF issues, and defining ‘significant contribution to research’; the UCET landscaping paper on HEIs; writing retreats; the ‘Building research informed teacher education communities’ paper; international issues, including feedback from members on international activities, and the 2019 ICET conference; the recent NFER report on teacher supply and retention and the ITE Census 2018 results.

Registration is still open for the following morning symposium forum discussions:

Post 16 (8th February): Mental health, well-being and resilience are addressed in post-compulsory ITE programmes 

CPD: (12th February): The intellectual base of CPD Teacher Education programmes

JNR attended the Research and International Forum this week, met with OFSTED colleagues at an ITE External Advisory Group and also attended the first meeting of the new UCET working group, the Intellectual Base of Teacher Education.

We hope you the items above are of interest, and please do share with others via social media channels.

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