Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education foregrounds evidence informed practice. Centre-based sessions are, whenever possible led by school based colleagues in one of our teaching classrooms, either at Kidsgrove Primary School (ST7 4DJ) or Seabridge Primary School (ST5 3PJ). All our classrooms are set up for young children to be taught within as well as yourselves. The rooms are fully equipped and you will have access to an extensive set of resources to support all curriculum areas within early years, primary and special needs education.
Whilst our programmes train you to become a General Primary Practitioner, we also offer specialisms. Our specialisms include, Early Years, English and Performing Arts, Geography and History, Mathematics (specialism NOT specialist), Physical Education, Science and Art and Design.
If you are interested in applying for our part-time option, you will need to select this at the point of application. This route is known as our Flexible Route and takes place over two years. If in doubt, just contact us on either 01782 782159 or via email.
This specialism focuses on developing your understandings of the purpose of geography and history in the primary curriculum. John Berger once suggested that ‘time and space’ are the two key concepts that underpin what it means to be human. We will explore further these key concepts, together with others associated with these subjects. Through practice-based sessions that carefully consider both pedagogy and curriculum, we will inspire you to think about the significance of these disciplines in the primary phase.
You will enquire into how young people both become more knowledgeable and are able to understand their world in more meaningful ways. We will enable you to think carefully about progression, assessment and curriculum organisation. You will benefit from the expertise of practitioners currently working in our partnership schools.