Trainee Perspective


Georgia Treglown
Chadsgrove/University of Birmingham School Direct Primary with SEN

"The School Direct (Special Educational Needs) course has been perfect for me. After working in a school for one year after my undergraduate degree, the course appealed to me because of the “on the job” training element to it.

Additionally, it was one of the only courses in the country which allowed me to complete the majority of my training in an SEN school. I also completed one placement in a mainstream school which I believe helped me to develop into a well-rounded and flexible practitioner.

I have been fully supported by both my University tutors and my mentors in school who have worked together effectively. As well as the teaching element, the course included specialist training in school covering various areas of SEN and university sessions covering national curriculum subjects and professional development.

I cannot fault the course and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to gain a PGCE and develop a teaching career within SEN. I have also made lifelong friends along the way!"