Our school led PGCE is run in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), Lincoln. Trainees will spend four days a week at their selected school and one day a week at one of the universities. Upon qualification, they will receive a degree from the university they attended.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is a public research university in Nottingham, England. It is the 9th largest university in the UK (out of 169) with 35,785 students split over five different campuses.

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Widely recognised for its consistently high employability and student satisfaction rates, Bishop Grosseteste University, in Lincoln aims to deliver transformative education, professional experiences, and partnerships that build the knowledge, ability and confidence needed to make a meaningful difference.

Established in 1862 as a teacher training college, BGU’s commitment to first-class teacher training has remained consistent and, as a result, the University continues to provide schools across the country with highly-skilled graduates who are equipped to teach the next generation of young learners.

BGU offers many different methods of support for trainees as they begin their teaching careers. For example, there is a dedicated Beyond ITE (B:ITE) resource page that is aimed at supporting your transition into your ECT period. In addition, the B:ITE tutors are always available to offer impartial advice and support. As an Alumni student, you can also access the University’s extensive Teacher Resource Centre in the library to help you keep abreast of curriculum developments.

All this, paired with a rich heritage of education stretching back over 160 years, has earned BGU many accolades and an extremely positive reputation. In fact, students give BGU top marks nationally for support, resources, accommodation, feedback, opportunities, and campus facilities.

Diverse – Lead Partner of BGU – will arrange placements for you in the schools that suit you. Teacher training both in schools and at the University allows trainees to develop an extensive understanding of every aspect of teaching.

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Redhill Teaching Hub

As the Department for Education designated teaching school hub for Gedling, Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood, the Redhill Teaching Hub is one of 87 centres of excellence in training and professional development for teachers and school leaders.

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For over 20 years, OLEVI has been at the forefront of working with schools on whole-school improvement strategies – designing and providing exceptional professional development training for teachers, teaching assistants, and leaders in education, within the UK and across the globe.

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Early Excellence

An established national leader of pedagogy, provision and practice, specialising in young children’s education. Early Excellence champions the development of inspirational learning and teaching, offering expert advice, support and training to schools and settings across the UK.

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Science Learning Partnership

Science Learning Partnership works in collaboration with the UK Government, employers large and small, organisations and educational establishments to deliver positive STEM interactions for teachers, young people and beyond.

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Education Development Trust

Education Development Trust works collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners from around the world to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education and transform lives. Its work is evidence-informed and it invests annually in its programme of educational research.

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University of Derby

Located in the heart of England, the university builds on the region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research.

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Loughborough University

Throughout its history Loughborough University has built upon its distinctive characteristics. Today it is one of the country’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

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