For those seeking the rewarding experience of teaching in special schools, Chadsgrove Teaching School offers an exceptional opportunity to qualify as a primary teacher, but with additional enhanced skills to effectively teach pupils with SEND in both mainstream and specialist settings.
You will train in vibrant schools, alongside supportive colleagues with specialist skills and knowledge. Employment rates on completion of the course are extremely high, with all previous trainees completing the course attaining grade 1 or 2 and progressing to Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) years in both special and mainstream schools.
Our course integrates whole day sessions at the University of Birmingham (which involve a blend of lectures, subject workshops, seminars, tutorials or group work sessions) with school-based training and teaching experience in both mainstream primary school and special school settings, enabling you to gain Primary Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with particular expertise in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
We aim to equip teachers of the future with exemplary skills to meet the needs of learners with Special Educational Needs, through providing the highest quality of training experiences to nurture excellent practitioners.
School-based training days focus on a range of topics including curriculum subject teaching and planning, assessment, and understanding of specific SEND. All sessions are delivered by highly experienced practitioners and nationally acknowledged experts in their field.
Our training partners include 11 special schools and specialist bases, and mainstream primary schools covering south Birmingham, Worcestershire, Dudley, Sandwell, and Wolverhampton.
About the accredited body
We are proud to work in partnership with the University of Birmingham which has a long tradition of delivering ITT courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'Outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.
Together we provide a high-quality training programme which leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and following successful completion of the PGCE, students may then opt to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Studies and then the MA in Teaching Studies.