Secondary partnerships

Payments to Schools

Schools are remunerated for hosting a BCU Associate teacher:


  • Year 1 - £500
  • Year 1 paired placement - £1100
  • Year 2 - £400
  • Year 3 - £700


  • Payment for 2023/24 placements to be confirmed.

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 Associate teacher 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 the end of placement documentation is received.

If you are a new school partner, or one who has not supported our Associate teacher 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
  • 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

On receipt of the PO number you then need to send an invoice to the finance team using the email

  • 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