Train for a career as a creative and reflective primary teacher on a course offered in partnership with local and regional primary schools. Key areas include • training in line with current National Curriculum requirements • providing for children with special educational needs and disabilities • assessment for learning • enhancing the curriculum • current issues in education. In your first year, we introduce you to all the subjects in the primary curriculum, and you develop your understanding of how children learn. You are in school throughout the first year and focus on the development of children and the teaching of the core subjects. During your second and third years you continue to develop your understanding of the core subjects and consider more complex features of effective teaching and current issues, including a specialism and focused curriculum and assessed block placements. You develop your understanding of issues around inclusion and strategies for promoting inclusive practice and positive behaviour in the classroom. In your third year you also have the opportunity to engage in your own area of classroom research, enabling you to develop your expertise and classroom practice in your specialism. **Teaching informed by research** You are trained by staff who are involved in national developments in primary education, involved in current classroom research and authors of key primary education textbooks. This means your coursework is based on the latest research and policy developments in primary education, preparing you effectively for tomorrow’s teaching jobs. Follow your area of interest In the second year you choose to develop an area of interest, such as special educational needs and disabilities, English, mathematics, PE, art, computing, modern foreign languages (French or Spanish), or complete a placement in a different education system. You may be able to study abroad as part of your course. **School placements** Your training takes place in partnership with local and regional primary schools. We have strong partnerships with schools and work together to deliver high-quality school-based training placements. **Teaching and support** On this course, you have a significant amount of one-to-one support from your personal academic tutor, seminars and lectures, as well as access to a range of e-learning resources. Taught sessions are often practical and include theoretical perspectives and current and recent research.