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The government’s flagship teacher training provider will pilot a new SEND-specific course it hopes can help solve special school recruitment woes.

The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) will trial a primary postgraduate teacher apprenticeship (PGTA) in 14 London schools this autumn.

Trainee teachers are usually not obliged to spend any time in special schools. But the 14-month course will be completed in a special school, with a six-week placement in a mainstream setting.

If the scheme, supported by the Eden Academy Trust (EAT) which runs six special schools, is successful, it will be rolled out nationally next September. 

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