School of Education
Brighton is one of the UK’s largest providers of education and teacher training with a long-established reputation for high quality courses. Our work in the initial teacher education provision has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection.
We've been educating teachers and other professionals for over 100 years and have a permanent teaching and research team of more than 90 experts. Our expertise spans all phases of learning and development, from the early years through to adult education and at any time we have around 1,200 students registered on courses with the school.
As one of the leading initial teacher training providers in the country, our strength lies with our school-led partnership, one that works to ensure trainee teachers receive the best possible support and education. Through our partnership we work closely with over 600 schools and colleges in the region.
Our students develop the skills and knowledge needed to be great educators, able to change our societies for the better. Our model of higher education is based on a spirit of enquiry and the active generation of knowledge amongst staff and trainees, in relation to learning, teaching and research.
We aim for all our students to have the best possible experience. In the 2020 National Student Survey, 88% of our final year students agreed that overall they were satisfied with the quality of their course – this was 5 percentage points above the UK university average. We also significantly exceeded the national average in all the other key areas.
We’re ranked in the top 15 for education courses in England, in the Complete University Guide 2021 and in the top 15 in the UK in the The Times League Tables 2021. We are also delighted to have been voted School of the Year by Brighton Students' Union two years in a row.