We work with around 150 to 200 schools in the local region and we really believe our partnership is special!
We have a long history of working collaboratively with our local schools and we recognise that we all bring different expertise to the table which adds to the richness of what we can offer our beginning teachers.
Our schools are very varied. We work with schools that:
- are some of the largest in the region and some of the smallest
- have a special focus (for example on languages, science and technology or inclusion)
- serve some of the most affluent communities in the region
- face challenging circumstances for a whole range of reasons
What all our schools have in common is a commitment to supporting the next generation of teachers.
Our schools are heavily involved in the design of our programmes and curriculum and we are committed to creativity and innovation as we develop approaches and initiatives.
What Ofsted say
For the last three inspections (which span over 15 years), Ofsted have made positive comments in their reports recognising the quality of our partnership.
Strategic partners are effusive about the ITE programme. They praise leaders’ strong levels of communication, responsiveness and solution finding to meet individual needs. As one partnership leader said: ‘The quality of training and the professionalism that staff instil in their trainees mean that they have a strong sense of what it means to be a teacher and are well prepared for what comes next.