Secondary partnerships

Placement documents

The information and documents below are for use by Secondary partner schools and mentors and are relevant to either our BA/BSc (Hons) Secondary teacher training courses or our range of PGCE Secondary courses.

PGCE Secondary courses: For all | For mentors | For trainees

BA/BSc (Hons) Secondary teacher training courses: For all | For mentors | For trainees

Payments to schools

Tutor visits

Archive paperwork

PGCE Secondary courses

For all:

Full PGCE Calendar - all routes This is a full timetable for the PGCE year. We will do our very best to update this with any changes over the year!

PGCE Short Calendar This is a short overview of the year (designed for Core PGCE trainees), available as a guide to mentors

ITE Assessment Tracker

Rapid Improvement Target Form

Rapid Improvement Target Process

For mentors:

Tutor team contacts 2021

Professional Mentor Handbook 2021/22

PGCE Subject Mentor Briefing Pack

Learning Observation Record form

Internal Mentor Moderation form 2021/22

Review Meeting Form

Progress Meeting Form  

PGCE Progress Journal Template

For trainees:

PGCE Progress Journal Template

Observed Lesson Planning Template

Non-observed / generic lesson planning template

Unit of Work template

Example Progress Journal Weekly Review page (blank copy)

Example completed Progress Journal weekly review page: Science

Example completed Progress Journal weekly review page: English

Critical Incident Reflection Form

From ITE to ECT: Transition Document

Undergraduate Secondary courses

For all:

Undergraduate Secondary ITT course calendar 21-22

Undergraduate Secondary ITT School-Based Training overview 21-22

ITE Assessment Tracker

Rapid Improvement Target Process

Initial Rapid Improvement Target Form

RIT beyond stage 2 - QTS Risk (BCU SLT input required)

For mentors:

Tutor team contacts 2021

Undergraduate Secondary ITE Mentor Handbook 2021

Internal Mentor Moderation form 2021/22

Lesson Observation Record

Review Meeting Form

Progress Meeting Form  

For trainees:

Pupil Shadowing task

Observed Lesson Planning Template

Non-observed / generic lesson planning template

Unit of Work template

Example Progress Journal Weekly Review page (blank copy)

Example completed Progress Journal weekly review page: Science

Undergraduate Secondary Progress Journal 21-22 - Biology

Critical Incident Reflection Form

From ITE to ECT: Transition Document

Payments to Schools

Schools are remunerated for hosting a BCU trainee teacher:

  • School Based Training Experience 1 / Phase 1 and part 1 of Phase 2  (November to February) Payments are £350 per trainee,
  • School Based Training Experience 2 / Part 2 of Phase 2 and Phase 3 (March to June)  Payments are £650 per trainee.

Payments to schools are made after the scheduled end date for the placement. In order to trigger the payment process schools must submit the end of placement paperwork to the Education Partnerships team.  Relevant documentation will include the following:

  • Completed and signed attendance letter from Initial School Engagement Week Placement and/or Enrichment Placement
  • Completed and signed End of Placement Report for each trainee from Birmingham City University attending the school for a placement.
  • Completion of the online mentor survey (an online survey link is sent out towards the end of each placement).
Payment process

Existing school partners receive a Purchase Order (PO) Number - sent to your finance officer - once end of placement documentation is received.

If you are a new school partner, or one who has not supported our trainees for the last two academic years, we will need the following documentation in order to organise payment. Please submit these in advance of the end of each School Based Training Experience .

  • A completed ‘New Supplier Form’ (document here New Supplier Form )
  • A copy of the school bank details (Sort Code/Account Number) on a letter-headed document.
  • A copy of the school’s public liability insurance.

Once you are registered as a supplier for BCU, the Education Partnerships Team will issue your PO no. when the listed requirements above are submitted.

Please return all the above documents to education.partnerships@bcu.ac.uk.

On receipt of the PO number you then need to send an invoice to the finance team using the email  invoice@bcu.ac.uk

  • The invoice must have the PO reference number
  • The invoice must be in PDF format
  • The invoice must have the school's own reference
  • The invoice must have a date

2021/22 Tutor Visit Forms

Compliance and quality assurance checks during School Based training will usually be completed through an online form.  On occasions tutors will need to complete checks physically - using the form below.

Tutor Visit form

Archive PGCE paperwork - 2020/21

Please find below forms to use with continuing trainees from 2020/21.

School Experience Module 1 - mid point

School Experience Module 1 - end point review

School Experience Module 2 - mid-point

School Experience Module 2 - end of placement report

Progress Journal 2020/21 - with TS Tracker