Why partner with UWE Bristol?

The Department of Education and Childhood has an excellent track record of Secondary and Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Some of our recent achievements include:

Praise from Ofsted (March 2011 inspection)

  • Management and Quality Assurance for Secondary ITE programmes/partnership judged as 'outstanding' (Grade 1).
  • Primary provision achieved Good with Outstanding features and Outstanding capacity to improve.
  • Partnership provides very effective support for both initial teacher education and for the professional development of staff in schools.
  • Effective and efficient use of resources to achieve good and improving outcomes for trainees.
  • High level of support from school-based trainers and their commitment to working in close partnership with the University.
  • High-quality recruitment and selection procedures that attract trainees with personal characteristics and prior experiences that enable them to develop quickly into good and often outstanding teachers.

National Student Survey results

  • Our trainees are highly sought after in the workplace: 87 per cent of our undergraduate teacher trainees gained employment in the teaching profession (National Student Survey 2011).

Just a few of the benefits to you…

  • Involvement of schools in development of Partnership’s CPD and development of expertise in literacy and mathematics.
  • Opportunities for your year 10 students to be involved with Career Guidance activities at UWE Bristol.
  • Opportunities for teachers to further develop skills such as lesson observation, feedback and target setting as part of mentoring trainees.
  • A contribution towards supply cover and travel expenses for initial training and subsequent development for key staff.
  • ITE activity that contributes to evidence of effective good practice for Ofsted or for individual threshold submissions. 
  • Additional support for your pupils and enhanced education opportunities for pupils and teachers.

*Schools included are those that are part of ‘Trust in Learning’: the Cabot Learning Federation, City Academy Bristol and Worle-Westhaven Trust.


Contact us

Nicola Liles
Health and Education Placement Manager
Tel: +44 (0)117 328 1150
Email: Partnership@uwe.ac.uk

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