Cambridge University Faculty of Education Research Centres and University Primary School

A chance to see the University's Faculty of Education Research Centres at Hills Road, and the University of Cambridge Primary School at Eddington.

Cambridge University Primary School

  • Thu 9th May 2019
  • 11:00-03:00
  • Faculty of Education, Harrison Drive, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ; and University of Cambridge Primary School, Eddington Avenue Cambridge CB3 0QZ.
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The visit will include:

At Faculty of Education, Room GS5. (How to get to the Faculty, and parking details. Please note there is limited parking at the Faculty and permits should be applied for at least 48 hours prior to your visit.)

11.00 Welcome & Overview of current research: Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education; Deputy Head of Faculty.

11.30 PEDAL Programme: Professor Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning; Director of Research.

11.45 PGCE Programme: Dr. Fiona Maine, Senior Lecturer; PI for DIALLS EC Horizon 2020 project.

12.00 Observation Laboratory

At University Primary School (How to get to the UCPS at Eddington. Please note there is no parking at the school itself.)

14.00 Welcome: Dr James Biddulph, Head.

14.15 Tour of school.

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and between the two locations. We will set up a car-sharing list closer to the date. Alternatively, the Universal (U) bus goes up to Eddington and stops very close to UCPS; you can catch it at the Railway Station or at Hills Road opposite the Botanic Gardens, both of which are about 15 minutes walk from the Faculty of Education. The nearest car-parking to the University Primary School is Madingley Road Park-&-Ride which is free.

There are just 30 places, with a waiting list. Tickets are £10, and you need to be a member of CSAR to book. To join CSAR please go here.

The Faculty of Education, ranked 4th in 2017 QS World University Rankings in Education, offers one of the country’s leading primary and secondary PGCE programmes.

Its wide research activity includes three Research Centres: PEDAL (Play in Development and Learning), REAL (Research for Equitable Access and Learning), and Cambridge Children’s Literature.

The University Primary School, opened in 2015 for 700 children, works closely with the Faculty of Education. Its remit includes being research-informed and research-generating, bringing theory, research and practice together to raise standards and contribute positively to society.