Redearth Education Training Centre
A hub of teaching excellence in Western Uganda
The Redearth Education Centre is a leading professional development hub based in Masindi for teachers from Western Uganda and elsewhere.
Since 2015, the Centre has provided free Continuing Professional Development training and support for teachers and headteachers to help bring about school improvement in their local areas.
At the Centre
A highly-skilled Ugandan team delivers quality training, shared learning workshops and peer-to-peer support to teachers from government schools. We also work in collaboration with Kymabogo University to deliver nationally recognised, Early Childhood Development (ECD) diploma training for new nursery practitioners.
Facilities include a Model Nursery, a Resource Centre, where teachers have access to a wide range of teaching aids, materials, books and science equipment, as well as conference spaces and an ICT-skills provision centre.
Developing Good Teaching Practice.
Working in collaboration with local District Education Offices, Redearth Education have created the Developing Good Practice in Teaching and Learning (DGPTL) training programme for government primary teachers.
Through training at the Redearth Centre, teachers gain important skills in engaging and motivating learners, interactive teaching and learning methods, behaviour management and lesson planning.
The Redearth training programmes do not only set out to train teachers in good practice, but also to train and equip them to become trainers and mentors of their colleagues once they return to their own schools.
This cascade model enables best practices to be disseminated quickly and economically on a large scale. Training moves outwards from the central level (at the Redearth Centre) to the local level (schools throughout the region).
The Redearth Training Centre serves as a national model of excellence in training and teaching practices.
Activities are managed by a Ugandan team of 20 staff, utilsing the centre facilities to ensure it is financially self-sustaining.
In 2015 the Redearth Model Nursery opened its doors to its first pupils. Annually, 75 children (aged 3 to 6) currently receive high quality pre-primary education.
The Ugandan pre-primary curriculum is delivered using child-centred, play-based methodologies by highly-trained Ugandan nursery teachers.