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 associate teachers on the routes through PGCE Primary and the three years of the BAQTS (Hons) in Primary Education. There are many advantages in having an associate teacher on site including being able to grow and nurture our next generation of Early Career Teachers.  

Partnership Information Pack 2023-24

We value your support in training our associate teachers in 2022-23 and would like to continue the strong partnership we have with you. Please review the Primary and Early Years Placement Information Pack 2023-24 which details our Primary and Early Years courses and if you would like to register your interest, please complete the Primary and Early Years Teacher Training - Placement Offers Form 2023-24 

Contact us

For Partnership enquiries, please contact the Partnership Team:


"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 courses. 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 BCU 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 university tutor for all the placements and the school is exemplary, ensuring that all trainees are clear about what is expected. This relationship has enabled the school to make adaptations to placements in order to improve outcomes for trainees, supported by the university 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