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 Blackfriars Special School (ST5 2TF).
Whether you want to work in special and inclusive education contexts, or progress your career in a mainstream school, this course could be for you.
This course enables you to develop the professional and intellectual capabilities to prepare you for working with children with a diverse range of abilities and needs. You will benefit from placements in both Key Stages 2 and 3, one practice will be in a SEND school and the other will be in a mainstream setting. This will allow you to explore and critically reflect on the opportunities of multi-disciplinary learning. Our focus on KS2/3 is innovative and will facilitate your development as a subject specialist in English and Communication. You will be introduced to the expectations of the Primary Curriculum at KS2 in addition to English at Key Stage 3.
This pathway is open to applicants with English, English related or other appropriate degree subjects with a strong communication focus e.g. Law, the Humanities, Social Sciences or vocational degrees such as journalism. The course will develop your appreciation of the significance of speech, language and communication in education. Verbal and non-verbal communication will be explored alongside alternative augmentative and technological strategies. The route will prepare you to evaluate what you as an individual can bring to the profession.
More information can be found on our website;
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 432537 or via email.