Our Centres

The School of Education work in partnership with the following organisations:

Centre for Educational Leadership

de havilland campus CEL is a resource for individuals, teams and organisations, through its work in:

  • Teaching, learning and personal development in leadership (e.g. coaching and mentoring)
  • Practice–based research and inquiry into leadership
  • Consultancy, collaborative development and partnership
  • International networks of expertise through leadership alumni and partnerships

Visit the Centre for Educational Leadership.

Centre for STEM Education

The University of Hertfordshire's Centre for STEM Education sits within the School of Education. It delivers a range of engaging, flexible and inspiring continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)  teachers, lecturers, support staff and technicians.

The Centre's aim is to inspire learning in STEM subjects. It draws on cutting edge research and practice across the university, in areas such as education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, astronomy, ecology, computer science and more.

The Centre has strong links with local schools and colleges, as well as STEM stakeholders and businesses who are keen to help improve STEM education and increase future talent pipelines

Visit the Centre for STEM Education.

Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors

The CIEA was set up to improve standards in educational assessment. The CIEA are a professional membership organisation with members ranging from teachers, examiners, school and college leaders and academics, to awarding organisations and people responsible for professional development in diverse sectors including finance, health and land management. The CIEA now resides within the School of Education at the University of Hertfordshire and in addition to membership services, provides specialist, high quality training for individuals and organisations.

Training includes;

  • Foundations and Principles of Assessment course
  • Oral Language Modification accreditation
  • Excellence in Assessment (schools) accreditation
  • Assessment for Examiners training
  • Chartered Educational Assessor training

The CIEA is a corporate body formed by a Royal Charter, which was granted to the predecessor organisation, the Institute of Educational Assessors. The Charter was created on 25 July 2007 and ‘sealed’ on 2 April 2008.

Visit the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.

Primary Science Quality Mark

The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards. Special schools can also take part in the PSQM Award. Over 500 schools take part in the programme each year.

Schools achieve a Primary Science Quality Mark award following a rigorous process of self –evaluation. Supported by compulsory CPD and expert mentoring the subject leader works with colleagues across the school to:

  • Audit existing provision in science
  • Create and implement an action plan to develop all aspects of science teaching and learning
  • Complete a reflective submission with key pieces of evidence to demonstrate the impact of their leadership

The PSQM programme is recommended by subject leaders, head teachers, Ofsted, the Royal Society, the CBI, the Association for Science Education, the Primary Science Teaching Trust , the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Wellcome Trust and the BBC as a proven mechanism for school improvement in science.

PSQM was initiated at the School of Education, University of Hertfordshire and is supported by a partnership between the University and the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Visit the Primary Science Quality Mark.