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Carnegie School of Education


Beneficial impact within and beyond the education sector

We are a School that is seeking to redefine the education and professional development of the children and young people’s workforce. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society, focusing on the diverse skills required of modern professionals. For example, our BA Early Years with Enterprise programme combines an early years education with the knowledge and expertise to run a profitable business, the twin talents that successful nursery owners and workers require. For practising professionals, our innovative MRes programme in Professional Practice offers the opportunity to gain academic support and accreditation for applied development work that they may already be carrying out, or be about to carry out, in their workplace.

We are also researching and developing new approaches to improving pupils’ learning. For example, we recognise the value of drama and creative writing, which can both be used to enhance learning in subjects right across the curriculum. Our research in this area has resulted in our MA in Drama and Creative Writing in Education, which is of value to teachers of all subjects. The satisfaction of our students has advanced significantly over the course of a year, in part due to the fact that students feel as though they are joining an academic community, in which they are involved in the research work of their academic colleagues, positioning our students as co-creators of knowledge.

Carnegie Leaders in Learning is located within the School and has a long-established prestigious reputation for its role in developing leaders in the education sector. Our programme of continuous professional education is being developed significantly and will draw on our original research to offer development programmes that are at the leading edge of education practice.

The School is committed to having a deep, beneficial impact within and beyond the education sector. We have recently been selected by Lloyds bank to evaluate their school governor programme which contributes to the bank's CSR commitment. We are also developing a Multi Academy Trust that will support and aid the development of a number of our regional schools, bringing the support and resources offered by the university even closer to the experience of teachers in school.

Our Academic Team
James Archer Dr Josephine Armistead Patricia Armstrong Dr Susan Atkinson Dr Alweena Awan Joanna Bailey Elizabeth Beastall Geraldine Beattie Professor Lori Beckett Nathalie Bethesda Dr Caroline Bligh Elizabeth Bloxwich Maura Booth Stephen Boothroyd Steven Burton Fiona Butler Dr Viv Caruana Sharon Colilles Stephen Collins Sarah Dawson Dr Tom Dobson Joanne Egerton Lyn Farrell Franziska Florack Dr Christopher Ford Victoria Ford Sarah Gamble Roslyn Geldart Rachel Gillham Rosamond Hanney Irene Harford Dr Melissa Hart Carol Henderson Christine Holbrey Dr Alison Iredale Dr Michalis Kakos Bev Keen Imelda Lamb Lynn Lawson Richard Lee Anna Liddle Rachel Linfield Dr Doug Martin Dr David Matheson Susan Mayock Peter Mellor Nick Mitchell Dr Dorothy Moss Debbie Nabb Louise Nelson Dr Stephen Newman Yinka Olusoga Professor Damien Page Dr Graham Parton Zaria Parton Jill Pemberton Mandy Pierlejewski Dr Jo Pike Dr Sharon Pinkney Ken Pollard Carol Potter Diane Pyatt Ingrid Richter Gaynor Riley Dr Anthea Rose Christine Round Christine Rutter Jane Sharp Professor John Sharp Janet Simmons Katharine Stapleford Lisa Stephenson Howard Stones Dr Nick Sutcliffe Ruth Sutcliffe Dr Sarah Swann Dr Jonathan Tan Anne Temple Clothier Peter Thompson Rebecca Thorley Yasmin Valli Dr Gary Walker Susan Waltham Dr Mark Wanstall Carol Waters Dr David White Dr Sarah Whitelaw Sarah Whiter Dr Alison Wilde Dr Carl Wilkinson Gillian Wilson Margaret Woodall Dr Terry Wrigley Joanna York

Course Areas

Training, Research and Enterprise

CPD: Carnegie Leaders in Learning

Carnegie Leaders in Learning has a strong track record of delivering professional development to schools across the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond. We have worked with schools for more than 14 years and core to our approach is a commitment to delivering a service that is personalised, flexible and reliable.

For Business

Carnegie Great Outdoors is a leading provider of outdoor education, adventure activities and leadership development.

Research

The Centre for Research & Innovation in Childhood, Education and Society is an inclusive and expanding hub which supports all collaborative ventures leading to the creation, interpretation and dissemination of new knowledge and the sharing of expertise in related areas across the University and the wider communities it serves.  We also operate the Carnegie Research Pathway for Teachers that aims to develop practitioners who can research and evaluate practice within educational settings to find out what really works for students and help to improve teaching standards in their school.

Our School

A teacher reading a book with a pupil
A teacher in a primary school classroom
A female teaching talking to a young student

Recent news

New partnership to support mental health issues in schools

A new partnership between Leeds Beckett University and social enterprise, Stronger Minds CIC, will work with teachers and school leaders to support mental health in schools.

New drama project to increase primary school children’s engagement in writing

Leeds Beckett University has teamed up with a West Yorkshire primary school and Alive and Kicking Theatre Company to investigate creative ways of increasing children’s motivation for writing.

Leeds Beckett to help boost teacher education in the north

A new partnership has been launched between Leeds Beckett University and Ashville Harrogate, opening up the doors for education leaders across the north of England to gain advanced university qualifications.