Institute of Education

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Welcome to the Institute of Education

We have been recognised by Ofsted as a provider of ‘outstanding’ Initial Teacher Education in England. This report, which states how our students ‘display impressive levels of confidence and understanding about how to be effective teachers’, is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, students and partnership schools.

According to the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017, we are the top undergraduate teacher training provider in the South, leading the way in values-driven education since 1840. The Guardian ranked us 9th for education in the whole of the UK. 

The Faculty of Education is proud of its reputation and commitment to programmes which are intellectually stimulating and dedicated to student entitlement. It has an outstanding record of employability in teaching.

The Institute offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Immerse yourself in the theory and practice of teaching through our unique approach which gives you flexibility to progress through a three or four-year route or even work towards a Masters.

School placements extend the learning undertaken here. We have partnerships with over 600 schools providing you with excellent opportunities to gain experience and develop as skilled practitioners.

School experience is both exhilarating and exhausting. It is an opportunity to put what you have learnt, discussed and reflected upon in class and previous experiences into practice. You are not placed as an apprentice in a school, but are there to explore what works and how you can improve teaching and learning.

The Faculty of Education has a strong record within both Research and Knowledge Exchange and Consultancy. The Latest Research Excellence Framework, in 2014, showed 87 per cent of our education research is of international quality, with 20 per cent recognised as world-leading.

The Resource Base, located in Herbert Jarman Building where much of the teaching takes place, provides staff and students with excellent resources to enhance the teaching and learning in the department. It houses large collections of materials to support many curriculum areas but especially science, special educational needs, art and design and technology.

We have a dedicated student support team to help you have a safe and rewarding time at university.

Keep up-to-date with the Institute of Education on Twitter: @UOW_IoE

Meet the Institute of Education team

Academic team

Dr Louise Pagden, IoE Co-Director, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Marnie Seymour, Senior Lecturer in Education 

Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful, Senior Lecturer in Education

Jon Audain, Senior Lecturer in ICT and Music for Primary Initial Teacher Education

Nicki Baker, Senior Lecturer for Primary Initial Teacher Education

Lisa Baldwin, Senior Lecturer in Education and PGCE Primary Programme Co-Leader

​Jane Borgeaud, Senior Lecturer in Education

Charlotte Bridgeman, Lecturer in Education

​Tim Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Education for Primary Initial Teacher Education

Dr Laura Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Education – PGCE Primary Programme Co-Leader

Richard Cole, Associate Lecturer in Education

Tasnim Curtis, Senior Lecturer in Education

Karen Digweed, Senior Lecturer in Education

Victoria Doe, Lecturer in Education

Deborah Falconer, Senior Lecturer in Education

Kim Foster, Lecturer in Education

Emma Goto, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development

Sally Hardman, Senior Lecturer in Education

​Dr Malcolm Honour, Initial Teacher Education Quality and Partnership Manager 

Nick Hutton, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development (academic profile forthcoming)

Jane Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education (Mathematics for Primary Initial Teacher Education)

Paul Key, Senior Lecturer in Education

Rebecca Lodge, Senior Lecturer in Education

Rhiannon Love, Senior Lecturer in Education

Matthew Lowden, Senior Lecturer in Education (academic profile forthcoming)

Sue Luke, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Lisa-Marie Martin, Senior Lecturer in Education

Claire Morse, Senior Lecturer in Education

Tina Newman, Senior Lecturer in Education

Joanne Parish, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Eira Patterson, Senior Lecturer in Education

Matthew Prince, Senior Lecturer in Education (Mathematics)

Dr Victoria Randall, Senior Fellow in Education

Simon Rees, Senior Lecturer in Education (academic profile forthcoming)

Dr Alasdair Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Education

Jonathan Rooke, Senior Lecturer in Education

Karen Russell, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Mary Scanlan, Senior Lecturer in Education

Sandy Stockwell, Senior Lecturer in Education (academic profile forthcoming)

Heidi Snook, Lecturer in Education

Dr Emma Till, Senior Lecturer in Education

Maria Vinney, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Miriam Walker, Senior Lecturer in Education

Julie Wharton, Senior Lecturer in Education

Research in the Institute of Education

Research centres

The Institute of Education is part of the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care. Explore the Faculty's research centres:

Postgraduate research supervision

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision or use the Find an Expert search bar below.

Find out everything you need to know about studying for a postgraduate research degree at Winchester.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Nearly 20% of all outputs submitted in Winchester's Education submission to REF 2014 were deemed to be of world-leading quality.

Find out more about our REF2014 submission.

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