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The Cass School of Education and Communities is an innovative and supportive school with a strong research culture and a reputation for providing 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.

The School specialises in 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 
  • Individual personal development plans (PDP) for each student to direct towards career goals
  • BA (Hons) Social Work - rated third in London for overall course satisfaction
  • We train more than 300 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 for pre-ITT or post-ITT
  • Postgraduate or CPD programmes may be commissioned, designed or selected in negotiation with participant groups, schools, academies and local authorities.

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