Event: Silos and Synergies – Making the most of multidisciplinary Schools in HE

Marcus Bhargava & Carmel Clancy 

Tue 19th January, 3.30-4.30 pm 

Marcus Bhargava (Head of School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work, Kingston University) and Carmel Clancy (Head of the School of Health and Education, Middlesex University) discussed the following issues:

  • The current state play in their respective institutions, in relation to collaboration across the professions.
  • The role of professional identities in hindering and / or promoting collaboration.
  • The potential for institutions to learn from policy developments across the different professions.
  • Possible areas for future development.

Congratulations Lee Jerome, Alex Elwick and Raza Kazim: Article highly commended in the BERJ Editors’ Choice Awards

The impact of the Prevent duty on schools: A review of the evidence’, published by Lee Jerome, Alex Elwick and Raza Kazim – all based here at CERS – has been highly commended in the 2020 BERJ Editors’ Choice Award, which recognises articles published in the journal in 2019. There was no application process: the winning and commended articles were chosen by the journal’s editorial team from among a shortlist of nominations from the journal’s editorial board.

New Book: ‘How to Survive in Teaching’ published by former CERS doctoral student

Dr Emma Kell EdD, who studied for and obtained her Doctorate of Education at Middlesex University, has published a book entitled ‘How to Survive in Teaching’ by Bloomsbury Education.

Launched at Duke’s Aldridge Academy on 11th January the book examines honestly the challenges facing the profession and identifies practical and positive approaches to move beyond the ‘teacher crisis’.

Emma has written a blog post on having her work published: Serendipity, audacity… and bloody hard work. Becoming a published writer.

The book can be ordered from Amazon.



New Issue: Teaching Citizenship Journal – ‘The rise of the far right, Brexit and fundamental British values’

The latest edition of ‘Teaching Citizenship’ has been published. This is edited by Lee Jerome and Gavin Baldwin, at Middlesex University, and is the only journal for citizenship teachers in England.

The summer 2017 edition is on the theme of ‘The rise of the far right, Brexit and fundamental British values’. Details of the journal are available here: https://www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/journals

New Book: Equality in the Primary School

Edited by Dave Hill and Leena Helavaara Robertson

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors from the UK, the USA and elsewhere, the editors discuss the importance of going beyond equal opportunities. The contributors provide a compelling argument for promoting equality in primary schools. Issues covered include social class, ‘race’, ‘gender, sexual orientation and special educational needs and disability, with reference to all subjects taught at primary school level.