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How to get involved in interviewing the next generation of primary teachers

For many years partnership head-teachers and lead school-based mentors have been involved in the interview process and have interviewed candidates alongside members of the academic team. Those colleagues who have been involved in the past have given up one or two half days (or more!) to join in these activities. The perspective of school partners is important and we value the insights you bring to the table.  The interview process is quite structured and full training, support and shadowing is given to all those joining for the first time.

We are always looking to expand the team of partnership head-teachers and lead school-based mentors who are involved in this activity.  If you feel you would like to join in this important partnership activity please contact

In an effort to ensure equal representation of our local LEAs on our interview panels, we would particularly welcome enquiries from head-teachers and lead-mentors at South Tyneside schools as that particular LEA is currently under-represented. 


Continuing Professional Development - PG Cert Dyslexia

Are you a qualified teacher who would like to develop your knowledge of the wider issues surrounding work with dyslexic pupils in schools? The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia will provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge required to enhance the learning of pupils with dyslexia in a school context and enable you to carry out assessments for dyslexia.

This one year course has been developed to meet the BDA accreditation requirements at two levels: Approved Teacher Status (ATS) and Associate Membership of the BDA. Some elements of these requirements are also governed by the SpLD Assessments Standards Committee (SASC).

It will allow you to understand the challenges faced by pupils in the classroom through the application of practical and theoretical knowledge.  

Accredited by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), this course has been designed to meet both the individual and organisational needs of school teachers working at all stages of compulsory education.

On graduation you possess the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach pupils who suffer from dyslexia, in addition to possessing a strong foundation that will allow you to progress your learning to Masters level, should you wish to further progress your qualification.

This course is highly regarded by employers thanks to our accreditation with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).

On completion of this course you will possess a range of transferable skills to equip you for employment, enterprise or further study in this area or a related field.

Please contact Irenie Lowry ( for further information.





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