Developments and Collaborative Approaches in SEN and Behaviour Management (CPD)

This Masters Level module is for primary and secondary teachers at all levels of their career (including NQTs, PGCE Mentors, Heads of Department, Heads of Year, Assistant and Deputy Headteachers, Headteachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Managers).

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The module will include a mix of practical and work-based activities, collaborative tasks, tutor and documented input, guided reading and independent study. As with many of our modules, this one has been designed to enhance your practice as you learn, and the online delivery means that the module can fit into a teacher's busy work week. Seminars are designed to enable students to discuss, investigate and enhance their ongoing practice in the context of the learning.

The assessment for this module has been developed to link with your day to day working practice – it encourages you to develop a resource (for example, a scheme of learning; a training session for colleagues; a pupil assessment tool; or a learning resource) which can be used in the workplace. 

It includes:

  • Research with teachers on SEN & behaviour
  • Diagnosing need or in need of diagnosis
  • Inclusion: are there limits?
  • Challenging the deficit model
  • ADHD: a case study of participatory research
  • Researching school-based violence
  • Autism: ethnographic research into SEN and exclusion from school
  • Critical and cultural theoretical approaches to analysing 'behaviour disorders'
  • School-wide behaviour policy and classroom environments

Transfer to full MA programme

It is possible to transfer to the full MA after taking this module or to take other stand-alone CPD modules. Students can also apply for this module as an option within the full MA degree.

This module is delivered in collaboration with The Bridge London.

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in education or a relevant/related subject plus appropriate voluntary or professional (paid) experience in education or community work.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.