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05.02.13

Wrexham teachers to gain skills through university partnership

Teachers in Wrexham are being the opportunity to further their skills and education, in a partnership with Wrexham County Council and Glyndwr University.

Up to 100 teachers a year will be sponsored to attend the university’s MA education programme. The course will be tailored to respond to the needs of primary and secondary teachers across the area.

27 teachers are currently enrolled on the course and are being given time and financial support for their studies.

Dr Phil Bassett, Dean of Education at Glyndwr University, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wrexham Council once again on what is an extremely progressive move for education in the Wrexham area.

“We want to recruit and develop the best teachers in the country in this part of Wales and by showing this level of commitment to teachers’ professional development hopefully we can achieve this.

“All teachers working in Wrexham schools will now have access to a master’s level qualification, in line with the ambitions of the Welsh Government, and that can only be good for both pupils, teachers, parents and the education sector as a whole.”

Cllr Michael Williams, lead member for children’s services and education, said: “I am very pleased that Wrexham council is continuing to develop its links with Glyndwr University. This particular project demonstrates our continued commitment to the importance of continuous professional development for staff in our schools and emphasises our continued focus on raising standards for all learners.”

Dr Helen Paterson, chief executive of Wrexham Council, said: “I’m thrilled about this new development for everyone involved in education in Wrexham.”

“Investing in our teachers and young people is really important for us as a council and the partnership that we have here with Glyndwr University is a triple win.

“Teachers are going to get an opportunity to develop their own skills and knowledge, they’re then going to share that knowledge with their pupils in the classroom – and everyone across the borough will benefit from having a more highly educated workforce.”

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