Working in partnership with the Secondary PGCE
How to get involved
There are several ways in which you can work in partnership with us.
We are currently working with many partner schools on initiatives such as Teaching Schools, School Direct and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).
We actively invite schools to get in touch with us to discuss ideas for developing a partnership with the School of Education in the future.
As well as building new models of teacher education we will continue to work alongside partner schools offering placements for our PGCE students.
Hosting PGCE placements
Your school might decide to host one or more PGCE students for one of their two school-based placements.
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).
Interviewing PGCE Candidates
Each year we ask school coordinators and subject co-tutors from our partner schools to be involved in our recruitment process and attend interviews of potential PGCE students.
Joining our Partnership Management Group
The Partnership Management Group (PMG) meets three times a year and comprises headteachers, coordinators, co-tutors and PGCE staff and senior management. The role of the PMG is to share information about practice in schools in initial teacher training and facilitate the exchange of views and feedback. The PMG embeds teachers in the strategic planning of the Secondary PGCE course and enables teachers to gain information about practice, initiatives, changes and developments in schools.