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 Keele University (ST5 5BG) or Seabridge Primary School (ST5 3PJ). We also have access to teaching space in East Staffordshire. All our classrooms are set up for young children to be taught within it 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. Many of these can be loaned to you whilst on placement.
Whilst our programme trains you to become a General Primary Practitioner, we also offer specialisms. Our specialisms include, Early Years (PGCE with QTS), English and the Performing Arts, Foreign Languages, Geography and History, Mathematics (specialism NOT specialist), Physical Education, Science and Art and Design.
We also offer a Pedagogy and SEND (5-11) programme with our subject specialisms (excluding Early Years). Trainees will benefit from experience across 2 placements, a combination of mainstream and special school settings. We are very excited by this highly innovative, successful and much needed programme. More information can be found on our website; if you are interested in enriching your specialism with a Special Educational Needs focus, please have a look at our programme offered through the Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance (1JA).
If you are interested in applying for our part-time route, you will need to select this at the point of application. If in doubt, just contact us on either 01782 432537 or via email.
Our Art and Design specialism will allow you to explore the Visual Arts through a variety of creative and practical opportunities to inspire, motivate and develop knowledge, skills and understanding. We recognise the importance of personal expression, cultural understanding, problem solving, risk taking and thinking creatively and critically. You will investigate the many disciplines within art, craft and design and how they have shaped our history and future. You will explore, participate, experiment, and plan for art and design to enable pupils in the primary phase to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. You will have a wealth of opportunity to develop your pedagogical and professional knowledge of Art and Design. Your practice will be informed by research evidence and practical application with a view to becoming an Art curriculum leader in the future.