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The International Journal of Lifelong Education has published Professor Alan Tuckett’s paper, The rise and fall of life-wide learning for adults in England, this week. READ HERE

Congratulations to Sean Starr who presented his paper: 'Playing the long game in shifting sands: Exploring the links of leadership behaviours and continuous improvement in education.'  at  the ICSEI Conference in Canada.

Congratulations to Dr David Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education: Mathematics Specialism, who has been awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). This follows on from 30 years as a teacher and Headteacher, David’s pioneering research and development work on: the Lesson Observation On-line [Evidence Portfolio] Platform [LOOP] in ITE; the use of VideoAnt in ITE and his Keynote presentation at the European CIDREE conference in Helsinki, Finland where he spoke about Video Facilitated Authentic Teacher Performance Assessment [ATPA] - a subject that has gained prominence in the USA (where edTPA is used in over 30 states for teacher licensure) and in Australia (where AITSL are currently piloting a form of ATPA).

Congratulations are also extended to Anne Groll, Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education, who was awarded her Fellowship of the HEA this week. Well done, Anne!

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A celebratory evening was held on 24th November to formaly launch the joint partnership between Entrust and the University of Wolverhampton.  MP Mike Wood gave an opening address, followed by Prof Michelle Lowe and Sharon Kelly explaining the partnership benefit to schools. View Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Education.

Entrust is working in partnership with University of Wolverhampton to accredit a range of CPD courses at Masters level.  This is an innovative partnership between one of the largest providers of school improvement services and the University.  Anyone undertaking an Entrust course will now be able to gain credits towards a Masters award. Courses to be accredited initially will focus on SEND, Early Years, and Curriculum Support but this will expand to include more courses.

Image (L-R): Mike Wood MP - Dudley South, Prof Michelle Lowe - Director Institute of Education, Sharon Kelly - Director of Education Services, Entrust


University Open Day‌Open Day

Thinking about starting or developing you career in Education or Teaching? If so, why not come along to our Open Day on  Saturday 4th February10 am - 3 ‌pm at the Walsall Campus.‌ 

Courses in Teacher training, Education Studies, Childhood Studies, Special Needs, Inclusion and much more...Whatever your aspirations, Open Days are your chance to get all the information you need to plan your future. Find out more.

#ResearchSEND Conference - 11th February 2017

We would like to invite you to the first event of its kind, the #ResearchSEND conference will be a celebration of all the great work that is undertaken on behalf of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) pupils and the staff in schools supporting them.

Leaders of national debate on good practice in SEND & Inclusion such as Rob Webster, Nancy Gedge and Professor Philip Garner, have been invited to present alongside our panel guests of Educational Strategists, Dame Alison Peacock, Sir Toby Salt and Gill Robinson, Professor Michelle Lowe and Kerry Jordan-Daus who will contribute to the debate on teachers as researchers and its practical application back in the classroom.


Second Early Years Conference 

You are invited to the second ‘Early Years Conference’ taking place at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus on Saturday 25th March 2017. The conference has been developed for practitioners, professionals and students who are interested and work in the early years sector. The conference features 2 Key Note Speakers, Dr Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS (Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London) and Dr Carol Hayes (Principal Lecturer and Academic group leader,Staffordshire University, recently retired). BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE TODAY

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Director of the Institute of Education- Professor Michelle Lowe 

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