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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 have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision. We offer a range of PGCEs which will allow you to train as either a Primary or Secondary School Teacher.

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

Dean

Professor Damien Page

Professor Damien Page is Dean of The Carnegie School of Education. He began his career as a lecturer of English in further education and he was also a manager in a number of subject areas including humanities, finance and construction.

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Our Academic Team

Course Areas

Training, Research and Enterprise

Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools

The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools exists to strengthen the mental health of the next generation by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK's education system, thereby improving outcomes and life chances.

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

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Recent news

Leeds Beckett academic backs change in policy around child food insecurity

On Tuesday 21 November, a parliamentary inquiry will be launched into children’s food insecurity, supported by Leeds Beckett University research.

First degree to support mental health leads in schools launched at Leeds Beckett

The first university Masters degree programme developed to equip school leaders to protect the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, has been launched at Leeds Beckett University.

School pupils to investigate ways of tackling food poverty at Leeds event

West Yorkshire high school students will share their experiences and views on food poverty at an event held at Leeds Beckett University on Monday 6 November.

Upcoming events

Nov 25

Undergraduate Open Day

Our Open Days take place between June and November each year and they are a great way to find out why we are one of the most popular universities in the country.

Nov 29

Rethinking young people, 'natures' and the water-energy-food nexus in Brazil

Discourses around children and nature have long been entwined. In many contexts - especially the Minority Global North - there exist pervasive and powerful arguments that children must somehow 'reconnect' with nature - with the sources of their food and energy, and with outdoor environments.

Jan 18

CreatED - Teaching with a twist

Do you value creative pedagogy for empowering learning and learners? Calling all Primary and Secondary Schools teachers in the Yorkshire area and beyond.

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