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Education Partnerships

Welcome to our Department of Education's Teacher Education Partnership page 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.

School Direct scheme

Our highly successful School Direct programme has seen consistently high completion and employment rates. We work in partnership with our school alliances to train the teachers of the future.

Partner with us through School Direct

Teaching apprenticeships

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.

Get started with apprenticeship training

Interested in becoming a partner?

Email Dr Victoria Brook, Head of ITT

Teaching pathways

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, depending on your qualifications - including assessment-only, undergraduate and graduate routes.

Explore our EYTS pathways

School Placements

Our school partners provide school-based training with regular school placement opportunities for our trainees arranged via our placement team.

Please contact our placement teams for further information:

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 which includes regular training and updates.

Training 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 master's-level courses. Our aim is to build courses and development opportunities around the needs of our partnering educational establishments.

Find a CPD course


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.

Find out more about CERS

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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