The University of Leicester collaborates closely with the teaching profession and schools through a number of highly-regarded and well-established partnerships. These partnerships are geographically located around the Leicester area, but we do also have a strong national and international presence though our extended research networks and distance learning programmes for the teaching profession.
2021/22 PGCE placements
If you're interested in hosting placements for our trainee teachers during the 2021/22 academic year, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out one of our forms:
- Register your interest in offering Primary PGCE placements
- Register your interest in offering Secondary PGCE placements
Our Primary and Secondary PGCE courses currently work in partnership with over 260 schools across the East Midlands, and we welcome new schools wishing to join our network of partner schools.
Benefits of partnering with us
The latest Ofsted Inspection Report (November 2015) found our Primary course to be 'Outstanding' and Secondary 'Good' with many strengths. Inspectors particularly praised our leaders' "strong commitment to securing a highly-skilled and professional workforce" and how the PGCE partnership "is very responsive to the views of trainees." In recognition of our partnership strengths, we are working with an increasing number of schools through the School Direct initiative.
Our expert knowledge of education is enhanced by international perspectives contributed by our staff, students and research collaborations. We are a dynamic and diverse School, committed to understanding and improving learning at every stage of life and in all contexts.
Reputation and experience
Our PGCE has a long-established and well-deserved reputation as a high-quality provider of initial teacher education and training, and we have an excellent track record of developing fruitful collaborations with schools.
Get in touch
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a partnership school, please contact:
Secondary PGCE Partnerships Coordinator
Primary PGCE Partnerships Coordinator