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How does the programme work?

St Mary's Teaching Partnership works directly with Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln, to offer our School Direct programme for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) across all primary school phases.

Our trainees are school based from the very beginning of the course, meaning they become integrated with school life. You will spend 3 and a half days with your class, supported by an experienced mentor.

 In addition, you will attend university one day per week to support your classroom based teaching and gain your qualification.

You will also take part in weekly bespoke school-based training, helping you to craft your skills from the start of your teaching career. Our training is tailored to the needs of our trainees, enhancing your university-based learning.