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New £30m Institute of Education to open in Sheffield

Published: Saturday, 29 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Sheffield is set to witness the opening of a new £30 million Institute of Education in 2016, providing a space for the development of the teachers of tomorrow.

The city has a rich heritage of teacher training, as the City of Sheffield Training College first opened in 1905 – now part of Sheffield Hallam’s Collegiate Crescent campus.

The university still has a thriving education department as more than 700 trainee teachers graduate every year.

However the Institute of Education is set to move to a new home next year, relocating to a development on Charles Street in the city centre.

It is the largest teacher training provider in the region and is among the biggest in the UK, and the move highlights a commitment to future education, according to the university.

Teacher shortages are widely reported in the media and it is hoped the relocated centre will be able to assist with encouraging more people to consider careers in the classroom.

Developing academic expertise is essential to this process and this begins will the building of state-of-the-art learning environments.

More routes into education now exist compared to times in the past too, providing students with the means to choose the best career path for them.

Once of these is the Teach First in Yorkshire and the Humber programme which combined the intensity of classroom working alongside studying for qualifications.

The top performers are placed into more challenging primary and secondary settings which aids their development while helping those they teach too.

Sheffield Hallam University now has a provision for around 200 students on the scheme, up from its initial intake of 42 when it was first introduced five years ago.

A number of special P.E roles are also available to aid those who wish to incorporate sport into their career in teaching.

Grad Plus has plenty of graduate schemes and other roles for anyone considering their next career options

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