Finding your Teacher Training Place

We believe contrasting placements are the key to a rich and diverse training experience, so as well as your main placement school you’ll also spend five or six weeks in another school (for Primary you will experience an alternative key stage). You will undertake a series of shorter placements in other environments such as a special school and feeder Primary or Secondary school. This means you’ll be exposed to all kinds of teaching experiences and challenges, gaining a clear insight on how to teach a full spectrum of learners in a range of school contexts.

We have close links with a number of selected partner Primary and Secondary schools across the East Midlands, which enables you to access a diverse range of establishments during your teaching practice. Our network of partner schools offer you a breadth of experience and the opportunity to train in schools of different sizes and specialisms.

By the end of your programme, you’ll have transformed from a watchful observer to an active participant, taking on full classroom responsibility and preparing yourself well for an NQT timetable.

HEI and Special

The University of Derby are rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and Top 30 UK University in the Guardian University Guide 2019. Their academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure students are ready for a successful career.

Special School placements enable you to learn how to deliver a diverse, enriching curriculum to pupils, supporting them through their education and helping them reach their full potential.

  • Foxwood Academy
  • St Giles

Subject and Phases available for 2021/22

Please find below a list of the subjects and phases available within our partnership schools for 2021/22.

Download PDF

Placement Schools

Other Partners

Djanogly City Academy                                  Secondary                        Sherwood Rise, Nottingham Road, Nottingham, NG7 7AR
Foxwood Academy                                  Special                    Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG9 3GF
Landau Forte College Derby             Secondary
Fox Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF
St Giles School Primary Special Hampshire Road, Derby, DE21 6BT
The University of Derby                             HEI                       Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

We are proud to be recognised for our achievements.