Primary and Early Years partnerships

Partnership information

Our strength in primary and early years education is the close working relationship we have with more than 200 primary schools across the Midlands region. These close ties ensure we are able to produce the right teachers for this demanding sector. The partnership trains primary and early years school teachers on our three-year BA (Hons) QTS course and one-year PGCE.

You can access a range of documents and support materials to accompany both courses. Documentation is intended to provide you with a holistic understanding of the course and a more specific knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of tutors, mentors and trainee teachers.

Partnership agreement 2020-21

Read our Ofsted reports for the School of Education and Social Work

Primary Strategic Partnership Committee (SPC)

Partnership is important to us. We want to continue to strengthen our collaboration with our partner schools. We're grateful to all placement schools who hosted trainees during 2020 and 2021 and worked flexibility with us despite the challenges. We look forward to deepening our valuable partnership with you through on-going discussion about the strategic workings via this Committee.

Primary SPC membership 2021
Razia Ali Executive Headteacher Leigh Trust
Carl Glasgow Executive Headteacher The Federation of Boldmere Schools
Humara Haq Assistant Head Greenholm Primary School
Sarah Hobden Headteacher Castle Bromwich Junior School
Thomas Nelson Lead Mentor Annie Lennard Primary School
Fiona Owen Deputy Head King David Junior and Infant School
Sadef Sarwar Placements Lead Somerville Primary School
Nicola Willia Senior Assistant Headteacher Pheasey Farm Park Primary School

QAA Code of Practice for Placements

University response to the QAA Code of Practice for Placements

Primary SPC meetings 2021-22

Meetings are held each half term. If you're interested in joining the Primary SPC, please email Anne Whitacre on

We welcome colleagues to strengthen our partnership through collaboration to ensure that the teachers we train continue to provide an outstanding resource in your classrooms.

Term 1:

  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 15:30-16:30
  • Thursday 25 November 2021, 15:30-16:30

Term 2:

  • Thursday 27 January 2022, 15:30-16:30
  • Thursday 24 March 2022, 15:30-16:30

Term 3:

  • Thursday 19 May 2022, 15:30-16:30
  • Thursday 7 July 2022, 15:30-16:30