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Teacher Training


Our partnerships with schools provide exceptional opportunities for your professional practice. You will be working within at least two schools during the course and all our partner schools have specially trained mentors who will assist you in learning to teach. These colleagues are essential to your development as a teacher and will help you to develop both classroom skills and reflective and evaluative strategies. We have a dedicated Partnership Office who coordinate placements, train school staff and develop and maintain our school partnership relationships. Together with schools, we will provide you with opportunities, training, and support.

During placements, you will benefit from the focussed support of two School-based Tutors: a Lead Mentor who works as an expert partner, and Reflective Mentor who will develop and challenge your thinking about teaching in ways that can be used to enhance performance. You will also have a University Visiting Tutor (UVT) who will support your progress and visit you in each of your school placements.

Placements are of a consistently high quality. Trainees welcome the length of time that they have in each of their contrasting placement schools and the opportunity to craft their skills of teaching. As trainees become more experienced, their analysis of pupils’ learning becomes more detailed, instinctive and timely within lessons. 

Trainees, therefore, become highly skilled at critically reflecting on their own teaching and the impact it has on pupils’ learning

Read more from Ofsted


Inspection Report 2017.