The Institute of Education's Partnership Hub

Our diverse learning communities expand horizons and facilitate the development of global perspectives, new skills, professional networks and friendships.

With over 500 educational partnerships, we have a strong focus on real-world settings and professional partnerships, and here you can find out how we can work with you.

How we can work with you

We offer a variety of ways that we can work in partnership with you, whether you're looking for placement students, to dedicated School Improvement support. A partnership with the University of Derby provides opportunities for:

  • Access to dedicated School Improvement support
  • Subject network meetings allowing for collaboration and research opportunities
  • Outreach support promoting aspirations
  • Opportunities to share good practice and areas of expertise with beginning teachers and academics
  • Engagement with taster days
  • High-quality evidence-based mentor training and development designed to support beginning teachers and whole school culture
  • Access to research-informed, co-constructed bespoke CPD opportunities tailored for your school
  • University hosted events, including guest lectures on pertinent educational topics
  • Placements for Beginning Teachers: growing and strengthening the professional workforce
  • Engagement with Beginning Teachers across different age phases from EYFS to Post 14
  • Funded mentor training and development
  • Funded placements
  • Focused training and practice working with Beginning Teachers, university tutors and school colleagues exploring current evidence-based areas of research (ITaPs)
  • Purpose-built platform to support mentors and schools
  • Supporting recruitment to the profession through mock interviews
  • Guest teaching opportunities
  • Regular communication through partnership newsletters, accessible named personal contacts and Lead Mentors
  • Opportunities to attend and engage with governance and quality assurance procedures
  • Ability to feedback through specifically designed systems to influence and enhance our provision and curriculum construction

Schools and Colleges Liaison

The Schools and Colleges Liaison Team offer an exciting and inspirational programme designed to showcase the breadth of options available to students at the University of Derby. We also host a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and have a Teacher Resources on Demand hub so you can stay informed about the latest changes within higher education.

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Widening Access

The Widening Access team works closely with schools within Derby City and Derbyshire to provide activities designed to improve attainment, support achievement and raise awareness of HE and alternative progression opportunities. We aim to support all young people that we engage with to meet their full potential and make well-informed decisions regarding their future.

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Make an enquiry

Get in touch with us using the below form to discuss how we can work with your school or college.

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