Free course

The world of the primary school

Free statement of participation on completion

Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in. This free course, The world of the primary school, introduces the various members of a primary school community, and considers the nature of their involvement and how this has evolved in the UK over recent years. It explores ideas about the primary school curriculum and the role of teachers and support staff in supporting children's learning.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the primary school as a community
  • further consider the roles, responsibilities and experiences of the various participants in primary school life
  • discuss what the wide diversity of the roles and responsibilities of its workforce tells us about the nature of primary education today
  • reflect on personal experiences and ideas relating to primary education.