CaBan Teacher Education at Bangor University Awarded Prestigious Five-Year National Accreditation
Bangor University’s undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programmes have received accreditation for the next 5 years.
The undergraduate and postgraduate teacher qualifications, delivered by the CaBan Bangor Teacher Education Partnership at the School of Education Sciences have received accreditation from the Educational Workforce Council, the body responsible for accrediting teacher education programmes in Wales. CaBan Bangor partners include a network of North Wales partnership schools, GwE (School Effectiveness and Improvement Service for North Wales) and the CIEREI Institute of Education and Childhood Research.
These newly accredited programmes include the existing undergraduate and postgraduate courses and an exciting new cross phase pathway for Welsh medium students, which will further strengthen CaBan’s high reputation as a leader of Welsh-medium teacher education delivery.
Julia Buckley, Headteacher of Ysgol Glan Gele in Abergele, said: “As a CaBan lead school we are delighted with the accreditation outcome. We are proud to be involved in this partnership. Our revised teacher education programmes are far more robust and the students really benefit from the enriching practical experiences they get working alongside our pupils.”
Jeremy Griffiths, the Executive Director for CaBan Teacher Education, said: “I am extremely proud of all our staff and partnership schools who have worked tirelessly during an unprecedented period in the history of education in Wales to achieve this accreditation. The resilience and innovation shown by all partners and Associate Teachers to successfully get through the pandemic will stand us all in good stead to face any challenges that come our way in the future. This prestigious accreditation recognises that fact.”
Professor Carl Hughes, Head of School, of the School of Educational Sciences: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious accreditation that recognises the quality of our teacher education programmes in Bangor, and the importance of CaBan Bangor in educating tomorrow’s bilingual teachers, for our region, for our country and for our languages. This has been a hugely challenging period, and the CaBan partnership has exemplified the strength in true collaboration. We are extremely proud of all involved.”