About the training provider
Palmerston School Direct has a proven track record of developing inspiring, child focussed, well prepared teachers through a combination of established, multidisciplinary, SEND specific training days and placements in a broad range of special and mainstream schools. There is 100% pass rate and excellent rates of employment, predominantly in Special Schools. Palmerston is an outstanding school and uses current research to inform and evolve initial teacher training.
Palmerston School Direct qualifies graduates to work in both mainstream and special schools.
JP – “School Direct teacher training route through Palmerston School offer training in Special Educational Needs that is of an exceptionally high standard. All training SEN training has been useful and beneficial for my professional development. As the group of trainee teachers is small, everyone gets to know each other really well, tutors and trainees included, and it is a very supportive environment to train in.
AW – “As an employer, I look for someone who has relevant experience, skills, and confidence of working with pupils with SEND. The School Direct trainees have all of this by the end of their training. I have observed the trainees in our school growing in confidence and ability and would not hesitate to employ a School Direct trainee again.”
About the accredited provider
The Primary with SEN focus (5-11) course at Palmerston School Direct offered in collaboration with LJMU (at IM Marsh campus) is taught by experienced and friendly staff, beginning with a Summer School during the last week of August.
Our student teachers normally spend Mondays (and sometimes the occasional full week) at the University, Tuesdays undertaking SEN specific training with Palmerston and the other 3 days in school.
The Postgraduate Certificate is assessed through 2 Modules. You will also complete one essay, in two parts which asks you to reflect on your practice.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Training takes place at Palmerston School, which is fully accessible.
We are fully committed to inclusion, supporting both students and pupils with a range of needs to be fully included is fundamental to our ethos.
We are experienced and flexible and have supported students with a range of needs to sucessfully complete the course and enter employment.
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