Teacher Education

Useful websites

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Useful contacts

  • Department for Education - A source of Government information on educational matters. The full text of the National Curriculum can be accessed via this site.
  • UCAS Teacher Training (UCAS TT) - UCAS TT is an admissions service which processes applications for entry to PGCE courses.
  • Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) - Ofsted is a government agency whose main aim is to help improve the quality and standards of education and childcare through independent inspection and regulation, and provide advice to the Secretary of State.


  • The Times Education Supplement - The Times Educational Supplement is Britain's leading newspaper for news, views and analysis of the world of education.
  • The Times Higher Education Supplement - News, opinion and job vacancies plus news on IT developments, reviews of educational CDs and a list of useful addresses. Teachers can also exchange out-of-print books.

Job opportunities

  • TimePlan Education - An independent staffing service for teachers, run by teachers and other educationalists.
  • Eteach - A recruitment portal for education.
  • Find a job in teaching - Search for teaching jobs in publicly funded schools in England


  • Association for Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) - A professional organisation and trade union for teachers and lecturers.
  • Association of University Teachers (AUT) - A trade union and professional association representing all types of professional staff across the UK higher education sectors.
  • National Union of Teachers (NUT) - A teaching union which provides information for teachers, trainee teachers, governors, parents and pupils on important changes in the National Curriculum and school funding.
  • NASUWT - TUC affiliated teachers' union representing teachers in all parts of the UK.