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.

Primary places available for 2019/2020

  • Ashwood Spencer (formerly Osmaston )
  • Beeston Rylands Junior
  • Bramcote Hills
  • Chetwynd
  • Dallimore
  • English Martyrs CVA
  • Fairfield
  • Glenbrook
  • John Clifford
  • The Lanes
  • Portland Spencer
  • Redhill
  • Round Hill
  • St Peters Junior
  • Sunnyside Spencer
  • Trent Vale Infant and Nursery

Secondary places available for 2019/2020

  • Arnold Hill Academy
  • Ashfield School
  • Bulwell Academy
  • Derby Moor Academy
  • The Farnborough Academy
  • Friesland School
  • George Spencer Academy
  • Heanor Gate Science College
  • John Port Spencer Academy
  • The Nottingham Emmanuel School
  • Rushcliffe School

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 experince 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
  • Stubbin Wood School

Subject and Phases available for 2019/20

Please find below a list of the subjects and phases available within our partnership schools for 2019/20.

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Placement Schools

Other Partners

Landau Forte College Derby                                   Secondary                        Fox Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF
Nottingham Academy                                   Secondary                        Greenwood Road, Nottingham NG3 7EB
Wreake Valley               Secondary
Parkstone Road, Syston, Leicester LE7 1LY
The University of Derby HEI Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
Foxwood Academy                                   Special                        Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG9 3GF
Stubbin Wood                Special                Common Lane, Shirebrook, Mansfield, Derbyshire NG20 8QF

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