Secondary partnerships

Secondary partnerships Our strength in secondary education is the close, working relationship we have with more than 200 secondary schools across the West Midlands. These close ties ensure we are able to produce the right teachers for this demanding sector.

The partnership trains secondary school teachers of Art & Design, Design and Technology (Food, Product Design and Textiles), Drama, Mathematics, Music and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), English, History, Geography, Computer Science, Physical Education, and Religious Education. Partnership schools receive payments for their work with trainees.

These pages a range of documents and support materials to accompany our PGCE Secondary course. Documentation is intended to provide partners with a holistic understanding of the course and a more specific knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of tutors, mentors and trainee teachers.

Download the PGCE Secondary Partnership Handbook 2018-19

Head of School's Welcome

"Dear School Colleagues

As Head of the School of Education at Birmingham City University, I would like to welcome you as valued partner in the delivery and support of initial teacher training. Your support as a placement host, mentor and supporter is invaluable in ensuring that our trainees get a first-class experience on their route to QTS. We hope that our trainees are able to add value to your school or college while they are with you and that they really become a part of your school community.

We very much run our partnership as a true collaboration between the School of Education and our partners - bringing benefit to both parties. Whether you are an individual school, a college, a Teaching School Alliance or a School Direct partner - we hope to work with you to develop the teachers of the future.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, queries or feedback. We are always happy to hear from you.

We are also here to help you with any training or staff development needs you may have - just give our partnership office a call and we will be happy to discuss this."

Professor Kevin Mattinson, Head of School of Education and Social Work


"An outstanding relationship" - Liam Cullinan - Perry Beeches School

"The partnership link with Birmingham City University is very strong - good contact between school staff and university tutors" - Dave Russell - Alexandra High School

"Terrific students - brilliant future teachers" - Alison Skelding - Ridgewood High School

"Very impressed with the whole structure and organisation of placements...Tutors are all very approachable and helpful, paperwork very " - Sally Taylor - Wood Green High School College of Sport

"Birmingham City University are very supportive of trainees and the academy, we have employed several past students" - M Smith, Professional Mentor - Heartlands Academy

"I have always found the tutors at Birmingham City University very helpful and knowledgeable" C , Professional Mentor - Kings Norton Boys School

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Contact us

Contact Dariusz Uzarewicz (for partnership enquiries only)

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7150

Fax: +44 (0)121 331 7307

Email: Dariusz Uzarewicz