Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnerships

Initial Teacher Education - Vision for Excellence

All children, young people and adult learners to have access to research informed excellent teaching and education. 

Desired outcome 

That the University of Greenwich Initial Teacher Education partnership inspires and empowers future educators in order to raises expectations and outcomes for all.

We are proud of our heritage of being a centre of excellence for the training of teachers in London and the South East since 1906. We continue to build upon this with a renewed focus on cross-phase collaboration whilst valuing the uniqueness of each individual phase. We continue to develop thriving educational partnerships in the early years, primary, secondary and further education phases. Together these partnerships support the successful development of around 500 practitioners each year.

This online hub offers Education Partners access to resources relating to:

  • Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme placements
  • the developmental priorities of the ITE partnerships
  • the development of high quality mentoring in educational settings
  • links to each phase, including the most recent inspection reports and the relevant contact information.




We have decided to postpone the Partnership Event on the 29 June 2023 until the Autumn Term. This will allow us to share and celebrate the successes across our partnership, including our recent Ofsted inspection and be able to include valuable CPD and mentor training that has been identified as being useful. We also recognise the very busy time of year and wanted to be mindful of colleague’s workload and wellbeing.

Please save the date of Thursday 28 September, 5 - 8pm at our Avery Hill Campus, Southwood site.

A full programme, including the ‘Greenwich Discussion Bites’ and CPD/Mentor Training workshops will be available soon.

This will include the planned CPD ‘Greenwich Discussion Bites’ on topical issues such as:

Working in an Anti-racial Framework
Dr Charmaine Brown

Refugee Education
Dr Poppy Gibson

Teachers as Designers of Curriculum
Dr Sarah Smith

and more.  

Attendees will be able to sign up to both hear from our speakers and consider, through discussion, the implications for practice. There will also be a series of mentor workshops available to provide additional mentor training to our current offer and will prepare new and more experienced mentors for the year ahead.

The conference will end with a sit-down evening buffet, drinks and celebration of the excellent working partnership that we have, including acknowledging settings new to our partnership and those who will receive a special thank you for their extra input and support.

Watch the highlights from our 2021/22 Partnership Event here.