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.
Reflecting on how science influences our lives and the lives of others is a key aspect of primary children’s learning in this discipline. The science specialism focuses on developing your understanding of how to develop scientific enquiry with young people. You will carefully consider how best to enable children to develop ideas from evidence by ‘working scientifically’. You will reflect on how best to empower your learners to create, consider and evaluate evidence so that they can develop reasoned ideas from their data and findings.
Through practice-based sessions that carefully consider both pedagogy and curriculum, we will inspire you to think about the significance of science in the primary phase. We will also enable you to think carefully about progression, assessment and curriculum organisation.