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Education Partnerships

Education Partnerships with Middlesex University Copthall School

Welcome to the Middlesex Department of Education website for the Teacher Education Partnership which has been designed to share information with current and prospective school partners.

Becoming a Partner

We are always delighted to welcome new partners and support school improvement planning. There are many different opportunities for partnership working, ranging from working with our Initial Teacher Training courses through to involvement with school-based research. Our education team has expertise in a wide range of areas.

Our highly successful School Direct programme has seen 73% of our most recent cohort of trainees graded as 'outstanding' and 23% as 'good'. We work genuinely in partnership with our school alliances to train the teachers of the future. Find out how to work in partnership with Middlesex through our School Direct scheme.

The Teacher Apprenticeship standard was approved in October 2017 and as a registered provider of apprenticeship training, we will be introducing a Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Programme from September 2018. The programme has been designed to mirror our current provision for School Direct and is closely aligned to both the School Direct and PGCE training routes. If you are interested in partnering with Middlesex to offer Teaching Apprenticeships please contact Dr Victoria Brook, Head of ITT in the first instance. There is also helpful guidance on the Department of Education website about getting started with apprenticeship training.

Partnership Steering Group (PSG)

The Middlesex University Partnership Steering Group is an advisory group where representatives from partnership schools meet termly to work with us in developing the provision and sharing good practice.

Routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

If you are interested in applying for any of our programmes, you can find further information by following the links below:

We also offer a taster course for applicants interested in applying for teaching.

Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)

We have routes to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) available at Middlesex University, depending on your qualifications - including assessment-only, undergraduate and graduate routes. Find out more here.

School Placements

Our school partners provide school-based training with regular school placement opportunities for our trainees arranged via our placement team. Please see our primary and secondary placement flyers for further details.

For all documentation supporting the school-based elements of our training courses, visit our Primary and Secondary pages.

Mentor Development

Our school partners provide experienced practitioners who work with us to mentor our training and newly qualified teachers in the school setting. We aim to provide a tailored training programme for these mentors and have developed a framework for mentor development. This includes regular training and updates. Training either takes place in a central location or by request in the school setting. We are also keen to support other mentoring and coaching interests.

Continuing Professional Development

In collaboration with our partners, we offer a suite of CPD and Masters-level courses. Our aim is to build courses and development opportunities around the needs of our partnering educational establishments.


The majority of the teachers we train are offered employment within our partnership schools. We work hard to maintain contact and support this transition through our NQT Club and NQT days.


The Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS) acts as a hub for staff and students, with a focus on research and scholarship that is educational, multi-disciplinary and practice-based.

Further Information

If you would like further information on any aspect of our Teacher Education Partnerships, please contact Dr Victoria Brook, Head of ITT.

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