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Teacher training

Our School Direct – Initial Teacher Training programme devised by local headteachers, in conjunction with Bath Spa University, places trainee teachers in the classroom for most of the year, working alongside experienced teachers to learn the skills of teaching “on the job”. This real teaching experience is supported by training held at both the University and TBMPTS.

We have been running our successful programmes for five years and have seen fantastic results along the way with all of our trainees securing teaching jobs after completion of their PGCE training year.

Below are comments from previous years’ students

“TBMPTS offer so much support and guidance with quality additional training.”


“What a great year! After 15 years of working in retail I can honestly say
this has been a great career change.  I’ve loved every minute of it. Thank you!”


“What a fantastic year! The range of training available this year has been brilliant- from
DT to PE and phonics to SEND, it has all made me feel really prepared for my own class next year!”


“The Bath and Mendip Partnership Teaching School have been so supportive, like a family to me.
Not only do I feel I chose the best course I could have, but I have now got a job within the trust.
I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon this course, I would 100% recommend the route and couldn’t be happier.”


“I’ve met such a wonderful bunch of people that were the biggest support throughout the year
(and I’m sure will be beyond this year!) I feel well prepared for my NQT year and am excited
for the years ahead. Helen and Alison have been brilliant.”

We have currently closed our window for applications but will re-open it for 2020-21 recruitment in the autumn.

Click for more information about the SEND route