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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 Remi Joseph-Salisbury 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

Education expert goes back to the future in public lecture

Using the lessons of the past to inform teacher education of the future will be the subject of a free public talk at Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday 8 March.

New Early Years course to create leaders of the future

A first-of-its-kind degree course, combining Early Years development and education with practical enterprising and managerial skills, will launch at Leeds Beckett University starting in September 2017.

Tomorrow’s teachers raise primary pupils’ aspirations at Leeds Beckett

Pupils from Girlington Primary School in Bradford have designed a future world for tomorrow with the help of teaching students at Leeds Beckett University.

Upcoming events

Mar 7

Working with Children and Young People

Interested in a rewarding career, working with children and young people? Come along and speak directly to a range of organisations to find out about the opportunities available to students from any course. There will also be a session with Leeds Beckett graduates where they will be sharing their experiences of working in this field.

Mar 8

Teacher Education: Past, Present...and Future?

Winifred Mercier Guest Lecture with Gary McCulloch. Professor Gary McCulloch is the inaugural Brian Simon Professor of the History of Education and Director of the International Centre for Historical Research in Education (ICHRE) at the UCL Institute of Education London.

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