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If your dream is to support children in SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) schools, then our specialist route is the course for you. Studying at YWTT gives you a fantastic start to your teaching career, our innovative programme blends evidence based research and educational theory with immersive practice in the classroom, giving you the opportunity to gain QTS and a PGCE awarded by Sheffield Hallam University. We work with a number of specialist provisions to provide you with the experience you need to ba able to specialize in the teaching of children with SEND.

This YWTT programme has been coherently designed and sequenced to support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a highly effective, evidence informed teacher, able to change the lives of the children you teach. It contains three overlapping components delivered through integrated strands.

  • Learning to teach
    • Professional Studies Programme
    • School Based Training Programme
  • Learning to teach a subject
    • Subject Immersion Programme
    • School Based Subject Training Programme
  • Learning to be a teacher
    • Professional Development Programme
    • PGCE Programme
    • Supported Self Study Programme

The professional studies programme is delivered by teaching experts some of whom work for national education organisations including the EEF, Maths and English Hubs

You will work closely with your YWTT tutor, an excellent primary teacher who will support your development throughout the course. They will meet with you weekly to gain a deep understanding of your specific needs and progress, allowing them to design and deliver bespoke intensive training placements in their school.

School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your teaching across both primary Key Stages. Spending Monday to Thursday in school allows you to continually apply and refine your developing knowledge and skills. Your mentor in each placement school will support you daily, giving you regular formative feedback through observation and weekly mentor meetings. They also work closely with your tutor to design and deliver the school based training programme.

The programme will involve teaching in both mainstream and specialist SEND provision. This will ensure you are able to teach the breadth of the curriculum across your age range whilst also equipping you with the skills to support children in SEND settings. SEND specific sessions include:

  • Autism (communication & interaction
    • Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
    • Sensory – Visual & Hearing Impairment

100% of our 22/23 cohort strongly agreed that they had been effectively trained by YWTT.

Apply to train in teaching Primary (5-11) with SEND with YWTT in September 2024

Applications for Initial teacher training places are completed through the Department for Education’s Apply for Teacher Training Website using the course and provider codes below:


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