Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programmes

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Following the Ofsted inspection in February 2011, the Bristol PGCE was awarded 'Outstanding Provider Status'

*We are now closed for applications for 2014 entry

*Applications for 2015/6 entry will be open in November and can be made online via UCAS Teacher Training *


Welcome to the ITE Programmes at the University of Bristol

The Graduate School of Education works in partnership with local schools, colleges and academies to deliver three teacher training routes:

The Bristol ITE Model

Key Aims

All ITE partnerships with the University of Bristol aim to prepare student teachers to become inspiring and outstanding subject practitioners in a wide range of state schools and to prepare them for leadership roles in the future.

Our partnerships, which integrate training and education in school and university are committed to contributing to ongoing school improvement and to raising pupil attainment.

Key Principles

In order to achieve our aims, the work of our partnerships is based around supporting the development of critically reflective practitioners. Our perspective on learning is that the education of teachers has three clearly identifiable phases: induction, assimilation and extension. To support this overarching framework, we have clear partnership values which underpin our work: