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PGCE Primary and early years partnerships


We are always looking to connect with new schools or reconnect with institutions we have worked with in the past.  We have a diverse range of students on the three routes through PGCE Primary and the three years of the BA in Education.  There are many advantages in having a trainee on site and, of course, it is good to grow options in the world of education and develop the next generation of teachers.  Here is our current brochure regarding Placements giving details of our dates and payments and primary education pathways.  We call it a Placements Opportunities Pack and hope that you will give it a read and make some requests for trainees in your school.

Placement information pack 2020/21


"Excellent communication with the school and super support provided for the students by the link tutor." Kirstie Willis, Briar Hill Infant School

"We have worked with BCU for several years now and have had many student teachers in our school, all of which have been of a very high standard. We thoroughly enjoy watching them flourish in school and go on to be outstanding teachers." Emma Challiner, St John’s First School

"We have been working with BCU for the past four years training and supporting students on a range of course. They have the highest of expectations of all students and are quick to respond and support those who may need extra help. Their professional, strategic approach, clear, organised paperwork and warm and open relationships all help us work together effectively to best support our teachers of the future." Debby Hughes, High Meadow Infant School, Coleshill

"Here at Stoke Primary School we have been hosting BCU students for a number of years. The staff at BCE are extremely helpful and there is always someone available at end of the phone / email to give us advice when needed. The tutors that come in to school are extremely supportive of both the students and the teachers that they are placed with. As a host school the work load in mentoring the students is very manageable making it a more rewarding experience." Paula McGuire, Stoke Primary School, Coventry

"Pearl Hyde Community Primary School has worked in partnership with BCU for a number of years and, through this work, has developed an extremely positive professional alliance. The communication between the organisations is effective, leading to relevant coaching from both the university and teachers in our setting to support and advise trainees with positive outcomes.

Liaison between the link tutor for all the placements and the school is exemplary, ensuring that all participants are clear about what is expected. This relationship has enabled the school to make adaptions to placements in order to improve outcomes for trainees, supported by the link tutor. The process has also proved to be highly beneficial in the development of leadership and management skills in our setting. I would therefore highly recommend a partnership with BCU in the training of future teachers." Theresa O’Hara, Pearl Hyde Community Primary School

"The university has been supportive and responsive during the time students have been placed with us. They have speedily answered queries and questions and worked collaboratively with us to resolve any issues the students may have had." Jade Palmer, Charford First School, Bromsgrove

Mentoring CPD

From September 2020 we will be offering a fully funded Level 7 module in Coaching and Mentoring to all our partner schools.  

Coaching and Mentoring Module  

Contact Us

For Partnership enquiries, please contact the Partnership Team:


Partnership newsletter - April 2020

Partnership newsletter - January 2020