The Faculty of Education is comprised of two academic Schools and has a proud history of training teachers and education professional for over 100 years.
Our teaching staff have specialist experience in their respective academic and professional fields. However, we also recognise the importance of close collaboration between departments to ensure that students benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach. Our core values of learner aspiration, attainment and equality and commitment to success, are shared across the Faculty, with each school retaining its own identity in terms of student experience.
The School is highly regarded regionally, nationally and internationally for the calibre and range of our programmes, teaching and research, which focus on children, young people, families and communities.
We have been at the forefront of development in Early Years and Childhood Studies for over 20 years. Over the past 10 years we have also established a strong reputation in Education Studies.
The Faculty's Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is one of the leading UK centres for Applied Educational Research and Evaluation with a thriving research community. 67% of our research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’ in the REF 2014, with 100% of our research impact being rated ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’.
ESRI is committed to high quality research in the field of education, and aims to offer the best and most innovative approaches to educational research in the UK and internationally, across disciplines and in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders. Teaching within the Faculty is closely informed by research and both Schools work closely with ESRI.
ESRI's aims are: