Stories

Marc North, Assistant Professor Primary Education (Primary PGCE Tutor), University of Nottingham

I only started working as an ITE tutor at the start of the 2020-21 academic year. Prior to this I worked as an Associate Headteacher in a local trust of Primary Schools and was involved in various local partnership professional development initiatives. Since joining the ITE team at the University of Nottingham I have been …

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Elena Lengthorn – Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education, University of Worcester

I want to celebrate the strength and quality of ITE partnerships as they are at the very heart of our communities! ITE partnerships connect committed, knowledgeable and skilled trainees with dedicated, experienced and hard-working mentors and, of course, our next generation of learners.     Trainees, mentors and pupils alike, are encouraged to aspire, strive and achieve. They have opportunities …

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Professor Des Hewitt, Head of Primary and Early Years Education at the Centre for Teacher Education, University of Warwick

Our teacher education is founded on intellectual curiosity, social justice and creativity. We want the best for our trainee teachers and for our school mentors, so that together we can create the best education for children and young people in school.  Every year the Centre for Teacher Education at the University of Warwick, trains over 500 teachers …

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Aimee Quickfall, Head of Programmes (Primary and Early Years ITE), Bishop Grosseteste University 

I have the great privilege of seeing hundreds of teacher trainees develop their skills every year and am lucky enough to support some of them on placements as a university mentor.   I would like to celebrate the strength of our trainees with an example!  This is just one example of many, but it is a story …

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Daniel Lilley – KS5 Lead, Deputy Professional Coordinating Mentor at Bridge Academy

The most important role of ITE providers is to encourage a wide range of people to take up a career in education, and support them with the tools to make this successful. The recruitment crisis of the past decade has left us with real staffing challenges, which is why myself and my school are always excited to …

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Swerupa Gosrani, Assistant Head of Humanities at Belper School – mentor for University of Nottingham History PGCE

I’ve been privileged enough to be a mentor for the University of Nottingham History PGCE for the last couple of years, but have been asking to be part of the programme for many years as I have seen the fantastic work the University has done in supporting the local teaching community through their History Subject Interest Group.   As an established teacher, this has allowed …

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Stefanie Sullivan, Director of ITE at The University of Nottingham

We have a well-established, vibrant and dynamic ITE partnership where we work closely together to offer the best possible preparation to our beginning teachers and contribute to the education of young people in the region.  The strength of our partnership has been exemplified in our response to the pandemic where three principles have underpinned every decision we have made:  …

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