Secondary partnerships

Partnership information

Our strength in secondary education is the close working relationship we have with schools across the Midlands region. These close ties ensure we are able to produce the right teachers for this demanding sector. The partnership trains secondary school teachers on our three-year undergraduate QTS courses and one-year PGCEs.

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.

BCU ITE Partnership Handbook

PGCE Secondary School Based Training Placement Opportunities Pack 2021/22

Strategic Partnership Committee (SPC)

We hold termly meetings with secondary partners to review aspects of our provision. The committee is chaired by a local senior teacher from a partnership school and is made up of:

  • SCITT Leads
  • School Direct Leads
  • Co-opted members from across the partnership
  • Subject mentor representatives from across the partnership
  • Our subject leads at BCU
  • Kelly Davey-Nicklin (PGCE Secondary Course Lead)
  • Amanda Brougham (Strategic Lead for Partnerships)

SPC Terms of Reference

You can give feedback on the programmes to members of the committee, whose contact details and roles are here:    SPC Membership

If you are interested in joining our Partnership for the next Academic year, please contact 

We look forward to working in partnership with you.

Secondary Strategic Partnership Committee meetings 2021-22
Click here to join the SPC meeting

Term 1:

Term 2:

Term 3:

Tuesday 16 November 2021

16.30 – 18.00

Minutes: SPC Nov 2021

Thursday 10 March 2022


Summary of SPC Minutes 10 March 2022

Wednesday 8 June 2022


SPC 8 June 2022