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.

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:

  • Charis Hart (Co-Chair of the SSPC and PM at Lordswood Girls' School)
  • SCITT Leads
  • School Direct Leads
  • Co-opted members from across the partnership
  • Subject Mentor representatives from across the partnership
  • Kelly Davey-Nicklin (PGCE Secondary Course Lead)
  • Grant Huddleston (BA/BSc (Hons) with QTS Course Lead)
  • Karen McGrath (Secondary ITT HoD)

We will update the contact list of the SSPC and meeting dates in the new academic year on this page as details become available.

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

We look forward to working in partnership with you.