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Our teacher training programmes were rated outstanding across all areas. Read more here.
Our commitment to you doesn't end when you graduate. We offer you the opportunity to continue your professional development via our Masters and CPD programmes giving you access to the networks, peer support, facilities and good practice you need to develop professionally.
We are leaders in Initial Teacher Education (ITE), consistently graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. We recruit excellent trainees who relish the opportunity to gain a strong grounding in the field of education to complement their knowledge of the subject/s they teach, whilst gaining substantial experience in the classroom via the Exeter Model of ITE. Our trainees are supported by excellent teachers in partner schools across the region, and by University tutors who are also experienced teachers and experts in their field including world-class educational researchers.
On the Exeter PGCE programmes you will spend at least two thirds of your time in school depending on the route you choose. We have a highly experienced partnership team who are dedicated to building and maintaining the excellent relationships we have with our school partners in ITE across the SW and in London. Partnership is crucial to ITE and the size, experience and quality of the Exeter Partnership secures the high-quality training experience recognised by Ofsted. The rich dialogue possible within such a strong partnership enables continued learning and development for all parties, from which our trainees benefit. As a result, our courses have high completion rates and Exeter trainees are highly employable, with external examiners’ regularly feeding back local headteachers’ confidence in employing Exeter PGCE graduates.
As an Exeter PGCE trainee, you can be confident of developing the knowledge and skills needed to excel in teaching as a career. We run a leadership strand in all courses, and award the prestigious Ted Wragg awards for trainees identified as standing out amongst their cohort.
We are working in partnership with a number of schools to deliver the School Direct ITT route into teaching.