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SKE for teachers

Subject knowledge enhancement for in-service teachers

How it can benefit your school:

  • Increase the number of subject specialist teachers without having to recruit additional staff
  • Improve teacher’s subject knowledge and understanding
  • Help teachers discover new styles of teaching and ways to deliver subjects in the classroom
  • Increase CPD opportunities for your staff

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Fill your classrooms with subject specialists

Do you need more teachers for certain shortage subjects, or have staff teaching outside their main subject area? Then our Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teachers (SKE) programme is a cost-effective way to increase the number of subject specialists at your school.

Available in 10 shortage subjects (biology, chemistry, computing, English, French, geography, German, mathematics, physics and Spanish), our SKE courses are split into 11 subject-specific sessions. These sessions will help your teachers gain subject confidence, develop ideas and techniques to use in the classroom, and put this knowledge into context through the lesson planning assignments. 

  • Due to the online delivery, our SKE courses for teachers are flexible enough to fit around their teaching timetable and other commitments. They’re given up to a year to complete the content.

  • The final task involves the teacher planning two lessons, teaching them, gaining feedback from pupils and writing a self-reflected, detailed evaluation of their lessons. So the school will need to make provisions for them to be able to teach at least two lessons in their new subject towards the end of the course.

  • We will provide a subject specialist pathway tutor as part of the programme, who’s there to guide the teacher’s progress and coach their subject knowledge and skill development. All of our tutors are experienced teachers and they will be able to provide hints and tips to try in the classroom.

Designed to fit around a busy timetable

Available in biology, chemistry, computing, English, French, geography, German, mathematics, physics and Spanish, our 100% online, tutor-supported, 42-week courses are written by experienced teachers.

They're equivalent to 5-7 hours of learning a week – so your staff can fit study around their busy schedules.

Personal tutor support

Your teachers will be supported by a personal pathway tutor – a specialist in their chosen subject – who will mentor and work with them throughout their course.


Costing £1,500 plus VAT, this programme can be completed alongside any teaching commitments and allows your staff to develop in a flexible way whilst continuing to teach at your school.

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