Bishop Grosseteste University Partnership Office
The Partnership Office
Bishop Grosseteste University
By phone: 01522 583766 or 01522 583720
By fax: 01522 583721
By e-mail: email@example.com
Range and nature of Partnership schools
Bishop Grosseteste University has developed comprehensive partnership links with colleges, schools and nurseries throughout the region and has a well-earned reputation for producing high quality entrants into the teaching profession. We work with our partners to deliver courses at undergraduate and PGCE level with a significant period of each course being spent on placement.
The geographical location of Bishop Grosseteste University results in the need to use a wide variety of schools and locations. Lincolnshire itself is a large and varied county of small towns, rural villages and seaside resorts. Other areas used by the university include Nottinghamshire, Doncaster, Norfolk, Sheffield and Cambridgeshire. This ensures that the range of schools experienced by students reflects both regional and national types and organisations. As a result of this schools are widely spaced around the university and students have to travel to reach their school experience placement.
The locations vary widely from small fenland villages to inner city areas, school sizes from small 2 teacher primary schools to large comprehensive schools. Class sizes, school organisation and home background also provide a richly varied diversity for the student experience. Mentor training is already offered free for teachers mentoring a student, and this is under development to provide a new more advanced mentoring course to address the need for Continuing Professional Development for the staff in schools.
Entering into Partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University
Our aim is to develop professional and highly skilled teachers and we work closely with our partner schools to meet this aim. A particular strength of the university has always been the opportunity provided by our partner schools to train in contexts that reflect the full range and diversity of the local area and beyond. Our trainees enjoy a high level of tutor support, and the tutors work in tandem with the school mentors to ensure consistency of approach.