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The Cass School of Education and Communities promotes a strong research culture, supporting our reputation for innovative, supportive and responsive solutions to diverse educational needs.

The School houses three innovative and multidisciplinary research centres: the International Centre for Public Pedagogy, the International Centre for the Mixed Economy of Childcare and the Centre for Social Work Research, which engage in research and scholarship of local, national and international significance.

Specialist areas include comparative education, early childhood, special educational needs and inclusive education,  professional education, social work, teacher education and youth work.

Key Facts

  • More than 1,500 undergraduate students each year 
  • personal development plans (PDP) to ensure achievement of individual career goals
  • Our BA (Hons) Social Work is rated third in London for overall course satisfaction
  • We train more than 500 teachers every year
  • 94% of trainees completing the 2011–12 Primary PGCE were in a teaching post within six months (national average 84%)
  • 24% of trainees on the Primary PGCE in 2013 were male and 100% secured a teaching post within six months
  • We offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programmes
  • Postgraduate or CPD programmes may be commissioned, designed or selected in negotiation with participant groups, schools, academies and local authorities.

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