ITE Cross phase principles 


Learners lie at the very heart of our work: The University of Greenwich aims to both inspire and empower our future teachers to enrich the opportunities and experiences of the learners in their care. 

The University of Greenwich Initial Teacher Education partnership has invested in and is committed to a long-term impact on the future of education across the life course. We believe that teachers are educated and not just trained. As the educators of future educators our programmes are underpinned by a set of cross phase principles so that in whatever phase our trainees train to teach, they are getting a consistently GREat Greenwich experience. 

Our Cross phase Principles 
  • Our trainees develop as creative, agile, flexible intellectual workers 
  • Our curricula are designed and underpinned by phase specific research to ensure our trainees have the up to date skills that they need to teach in the 21st century.  
  • That our trainees develop skills in research and scholarship to underpin their pedagogy 
  • We respect and value the variety of experiences our trainees come with and how this will support the diversity of the workforce. 
  • We are actively responsive to change by continually evolving our programmes to meet the diversity of the education workforce. 
  • We strive for excellence from our trainees as we believe ambitious learners need ambitious teachers. 
  • We believe that equipping the next generation of teachers to be outstanding at the end of their programme is only possible through an equal and close collaboration between the university and our partner settings. 
  • That we change our trainees lives through outstanding training provision so they can positively change lives through outstanding teaching and learning 
  • That as teachers, our trainees will have a positive and lasting effect on learners from the early years through to late adulthood.