The Bedfordshire Schools' Training Partnership (in which the Bedfordshire SCITT Consortium is a major partner) is an independent consortium of local schools which have come together to offer potential teachers the option of full-time, school based training.
We are a small, school based, teacher training provider working on behalf of local schools - specialising in offering small scale bespoke training for small cohorts of secondary trainee teachers. We are well established - we have been offering school based teacher training since 1996 - and we now train between 50 and 60 trainee teachers each year on our PGCE and School Direct training programmes. School centred initial teacher training is distinctive for the central role schools play in training prospective teachers. Each school in our partnership acts as a training base and provides experienced and skilful members of staff to act as mentors for the trainees to support their training.
The Secondary Teacher Training programme has been operating very successfully for many years and is now expanding by way of opening a Primary Teacher Training Programme for 2014/15. Please see the Primary tab for further details.
Please click here
for our Partnership Course handbook for 2013-14
, which gives much more information about how our courses run.
Our PGCE provision is externally validated by the University of Bedfordshire to ensure consistency and quality and all our training routes courses are subject to scrutiny by OFSTED, the NCTL and external examiners and our employment record is excellent with all trainees gaining employment - over 85% within our partnership schools.
LATEST OFSTED INSPECTION (JUNE 2010) WAS GOOD IN ALL AREAS
- Please click here
to see the Ofsted Report for the GTP provision and click here
to see the Ofsted Report for the PGCE provision.
Our 2012-13 access agreement has been formally approved by the Director of Fair Access, please click here to view.