Commitment to mature students must stay
The teaching team is committed to part-time "mature" students and recognises the richness of the experiences they bring to degree study. We agree that "it is never too late" to learn.
It is hoped that in a climate o need for the best possible teachers, and in the spirit of lifelong learning, opportunities for such students will be sustained.
The qualities of these students, who often work in support roles in schools, offer excellent potential to enhance teaching. We hope it is a source that will be tapped, and that specific opportunities for them will be a key feature of future QTS courses.Mark SchofieldEdge Hill College of Higher Education, Lancashire