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University celebrates close links with York schools

Posted on 15 March 2013

A wide range of community and school partners from York and North Yorkshire attended a special event to mark 50 years of Education at the University of York.

Dr Poppy Nash, Programme Leader for BAES degree course; Dr Vanita Sundaram, Director of Undergraduate Studies; Charlie Taylor, guest speaker; Professor Judith Bennett, Head of Department and Professor Ian Davies, Deputy Head of Department

Designed to celebrate the close links the University’s Department of Education has enjoyed with local schools since it was set up in 1963, the event centred around a lecture by Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the Teaching Agency and the forthcoming merger with the National College for School Leadership.

Charlie Taylor, the former Coalition Government behaviour expert, discussed the merger and priorities for development. This was followed by an open question and answer session and a wine reception.

The free event was part of a year-long calendar of activities marking the University of York’s 50th Anniversary, and the Department of Education as one of the founding departments of the University.

I am thrilled that Charlie Taylor was able to give one of the keynote lectures in the celebrations of 50 years of Education at York, and to talk about future directions for teacher training and development

Professor Judith Bennett

Professor Judith Bennett, Head of Department of Education, said: “I am thrilled that Charlie Taylor was able to give one of the keynote lectures in the celebrations of 50 years of Education at York, and to talk about future directions for teacher training and development. It was particularly good to hear the high praise he gave to the links between the Department and schools in the region, and the quality of its work in teacher training.”

Dr Poppy Nash, from the Department of Education, said: “We are very proud of the excellent links York’s Department of Education continues to enjoy with schools and other community partners in Yorkshire and beyond. These links have helped the University to build a national and international reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research.”

For further information on the Department of Education’s 50th Anniversary events visit www.york.ac.uk/education/news-events/events/50/.

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