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Teacher Training

The University of Nottingham's postgraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provision is one of the largest in the country and has been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted (2014). We offer a range of teacher training routes across the primary and secondary phases, emphasising practical school-based training, supported by a thorough introduction to established and current educational theory and thinking.

All of our teacher training courses are underpinned by a shared ethos and work toward shared aims.

Our school is research-led, with our research informing our teaching, and the quality of this work is widely recognised. We work with a range of schools across the region; our Initial Teacher Education courses are highly rated locally and a high proportion of our beginning teachers go on to work in partner schools each year.

Upon successful completion of our teacher training courses, you will achieve:

  • a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 masters level credits
  • Qualified Teacher Status by meeting Teacher Standards

Primary school teaching

Primary School Teaching

  • One year full-time
  • School placements in local partnership schools
  • Courses that integrate university and school-based experiences
  • Tuition fee loan, maintenance loan, maintenance grant and bursaries available

Secondary school teaching

Secondary School Teaching

  • Wide range of subjects offered
  • One year full-time
  • School placements in local partnership schools
  • Courses that integrate university and school-based experiences
  • Tuition fee loan, maintenance loan, maintenance grant and bursaries available
 

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'Outstanding' Ofsted report

Ofsted identified a number of strengths including:

OfstedThe shared vision and ethos, which permeates the partnership. This is characterised by very strong and active partnerships with schools, a highly inclusive approach, high expectations, the relentless pursuit of excellence and the continual drive to improve further in order to enhance the quality of training and ensure trainees enter the profession as good or outstanding teachers.
 

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Latest news

The Looming Trials of PISA

Description
New article by Dr Philip Hood, Associate Professor in the School of Education
Date:
03 February 2017

'Knowing about Language' Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award

Description
Knowing About Language is an essential and comprehensive introduction to and discussion of the value of linguistics in the secondary and post 16 curriculum.
Date:
25 January 2017

 

Upcoming events

Supporting Children with Hearing Impairment in the Mainstream Classroom

Date
21 February 2017 (16:30-18:30)
Location:
C45, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
Part of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Seminar Series 2016/7

Teacher Training Open Day

Date
25 February 2017 (10:00-13:00)
Description
Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2014. Come to an open day to find out more about why The University of Nottingham is an excellent place to begin your teaching career.

 

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School of Education

The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559