Working in partnership with the Primary PGCE
How to get involved
There are several ways in which you can work in partnership with us.
Hosting PGCE block placements
Your school might choose to host a PGCE student, or students, for one or more of their three school-based teaching placements.
Hosting Focus Days placements
A number of local partnership schools invite student groups (of up to 15) into their classrooms to gain valuable experience of one targeted focus throughout the school. Focus Day topics include classroom management and communication, policy and practice for special educational needs and child protection, English and the school SENCO.
We are always looking to increase the number of schools willing to participate in this method of training, so if you would be interested in taking part in partnership school Focus Days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviewing PGCE candidates
Each year we ask headteachers from our partner schools to be involved in our recruitment process and attend interviews of potential PGCE students. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact email@example.com.
An increasing number of PGCE students are now recruited via School Direct. You might consider 'bidding' for your own allocation of students or working with an existing School Direct lead school to offer placements (contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will pass your details on to lead schools working within the partnership).
Join our Partnership Management Group
The Partnership Management Group (PMG) meets three times a year and is composed of primary headteachers, teachers and PGCE senior management. The role of the PMG is to share information about practice in schools in initial teacher education and facilitate the exchange of views and feedback.
The PMG embeds teachers in the strategic planning of the Primary PGCE course and enables them to gain information about practice, initiatives, changes and developments in schools.