At Bishop Grosseteste University we strive, in partnership with schools, to deliver the best possible education and to develop the best possible teachers. We offer a range of routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in all of which our partner schools play a very significant role. Our courses for QTS include undergraduate 3 year courses and postgraduate 1 year courses as well as School Direct. These different routes to teaching, together with our non-QTS Education courses, offer many different ways for schools and the university to work together.
Over the last two years we have successfully developed clusters/ITT training hubs where groups of schools lead more of the training experiences of trainees and deliver some of the professional module input locally. This has been very popular amongst schools at a distance from BGU’s base in Lincoln.
Many schools continue to work with us on a one-to-one basis, training trainees in the classroom and taking part in the selection, training and assessment of students.
We also have a significant number of schools working with us on the flagship School Direct route through which schools may seek a training place from NCTL and recruit and select a trainee who will be employed within the school or a cluster of schools in their NQT year.
Using these different training routes we are able to work with schools to develop training programmes that blend with schools’ strengths, requirements and ambitions. This includes initial teacher education, placements for undergraduate students on our education degrees as well as training courses for mentors and coaches and a full suite of professional development educational opportunities including the Masters in Education programme and the Education Doctorate (EdD) for serving teachers.
For further information and to become more closely involved in training the next generation of teachers please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.