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Education Partnerships

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

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.

Initial Teacher Training

Partnership for Initial Teacher Training could involve:

  • Becoming a Lead Partner. Lead partner(s) will have an operational or strategic role with responsibilities such as trainee recruitment, delivering training, involvement in curriculum design, supplying lead mentors, or running Intensive Training and Practice.
  • Providing a teacher training placement. Placement schools will provide placements and general mentors.

Trainee Recruitment

Lead partners could have delegated responsibility to recruit trainees to a postgraduate Middlesex teacher training programmes. These include:

  • Employment-based provision where trainees gain QTS and study for a PGCert Teaching. This would either be through a salaried school-led provision or the Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship.
  • Fee-funded training. Trainees would join any of the PGCE (QTS) programmes at Middlesex University.

Interested in becoming a partner?

Email Dr Victoria Brook, Head of ITT

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:

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 Early Career Teachers in the school setting.

We aim to provide a tailored training programme for ITT mentors and have developed a framework for mentor development which includes regular training and updates. We have collaborated with other London providers of ITT to ensure that our mentor training curriculum has synergies with those of other London providers.

We provide a range of online mentor training events. Training also takes place in a central location or by request in the school setting.


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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