Why Sheffield Hallam?
Our teacher training is 'Outstanding'
Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) at Sheffield Hallam recently received an 'Outstanding' rating for our primary teacher training. We also received 'Good' grades for our secondary and further education provision.
We pride ourselves on the applied nature of your learning and quality of our teaching. The recent Ofsted report praised the quality and level of knowledge of our trainees upon completion of their studies and the high regard they are held in by our partners in the region.
Whether you're just starting out or want to develop your career, we offer a wide range of courses and some really flexible ways to study. You can work towards a variety of qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level, for a first degree or a PGCE, for primary, secondary and post-16 (PcET) teaching.
To find out more about the exciting opportunities on offer at Sheffield Hallam, visit our online prospectus.
'All those involved in the partnership are ambitious in their drive to provide high-quality teacher training.
NQTs and former trainees are highly professional, reflective practitioners who are held in high regard by their employing schools, colleges and settings.'
Our teaching department was set up in 1905, making us one of the most experienced providers of teacher training in the UK.
Thanks to our excellent reputation for teacher training, our graduates are in high demand. As a result, we've become one of the country's biggest providers of teacher training and professional development for teachers. We train over 1000 new teachers every year, and we train a quarter of all new teachers in the Yorkshire region.
Sheffield Hallam offers one of the largest and most diverse range of placements in the region. We've built up a network of over 600 partner schools, colleges and other educational establishments, and we work together to our mutual advantage.
'Sheffield Hallam's great because they give you two contrasting experiences. You get one school where you're going to deal predominantly with behaviour management and classroom control; in the other, you're building more on the learning. That way, you're challenged in different areas.' Laura Scales, trainee teacher
We work with our placement partners to our mutual advantage
- they provide superb placement opportunities for our trainee teachers
- they help us with the development of our courses, so that they're always up to date and practically relevant
- they enable our students to put into practice the latest research and innovative teaching practices
We pride ourselves on the outstanding levels of support we offer to our trainee teachers while on placement. The support you receive may differ, depending on your route into teaching, but usually consists of
- University tutors, who will be on hand with advice and support on all aspects of your training. Trainees enjoy the accessibility of our staff, who offer fast and helpful responses
- Trained mentors in each placement context. They'll provide you with support tailored to your personal learning style. They'll also help you to reflect and improve on your teaching practice
You may be looking to study full-time, or you might be looking for a more flexible route into teaching. We offer a range of part-time and employment-based courses link to page to suit your needs and to help you fit your studies around work and family commitments.
Our unique approach to teaching practice and placements means that our graduates have superb classroom experience – which makes them very attractive to potential employers. Plus, our students benefit from the highest-quality research and innovative practice, which means they graduate with a very high standard of teaching ability.
Our graduate teachers have a strong track record of progressing into more senior positions of responsibility, sometimes within as little as a year of graduating.
We offer a wide range of support services for students both while they're with us (in developing their employability and career-management skills). Even after graduation, students have access to experienced careers advisers, a programme of careers-related events (including recruitment fairs and employer presentations), netWORK, which advertises hundreds of graduate vacancies online, Impact, our career coaching and employer mentoring scheme, an international students' job club and much more.
Our wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses will help you to continue developing your teaching career to the same high standard. Many of our graduates also go on to train as mentors, supporting placement students from Sheffield Hallam in their own school or college.