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Welcome to the website of the EMTTP


The East Midlands Teacher Training Partnership (EMTTP) is a partnership of schools who successfully contribute to the training of teachers through School Centred Initial Teacher Training Courses. For September 2018 we will offer Provider-Led places which you may apply for via EMTTP on the UCAS website and School Direct places which you may apply for through our Lead School (The West Bridgford School) - also via the UCAS website.

Many of the teachers who have trained within our schools have forged very successful careers and have progressed into management roles within their schools. As you will see from some current and former trainees on our 'testimonials' page, they speak fondly of their training experiences and opportunities afforded them in our schools.

EMTTP is led by The West Bridgford School which is currently the highest performing comprehensive school in the East Midlands and is rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’. In order to provide the very best experience for our trainee teachers, we offer the opportunity to gain both QTS and a PGCE. The PGCE element of the course is delivered periodically throughout the training year in partnership with The University of Nottingham and carries 60 Masters level credits.

The University of Nottingham is within easy reach of each of our partner schools. All of our trainees, therefore, will experience face to face lectures within the University's School of Education on The Jubilee Campus and will be given full academic rights. This means that all EMTTP trainees will have access to services such as the University Library, online resources and Student Union membership. We feel this collaboration gives our trainees the broadest possible experience during their training year and equips them fully for their career in teaching.

We are extremely proud of our local roots and the collaboration we enjoy within our partnership, including University, Primary, Special and Secondary Schools who have, themselves, strong track records in teacher training. Links to our partner school web sites can be found on the 'Partners Schools' tab above. Our partner schools are:


Primary Partners Secondary Partners
Burton Joyce Primary School Ashfield School
Cropwell Bishop Primary School Chilwell School
Heymann Primary School Colonel Frank Seeley School
Jesse Gray Primary School Groby Community College
John Clifford Primary School John Flamsteed School
Lady Bay Primary School Lees Brook Community School
Oxley Primary School The Becket Catholic School
St. John's CofE Primary School The Kimberley School
West Bridgford Junior School The Peele Community College
West Bridgford Infant School The Ripley Academy
  The South Wolds Academy
  The Trinity Catholic School
  The White Hills Park Federation
  The West Bridgford School


As a partnership, we are committed to fostering reflective, self-assured practitioners who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability as teachers. We individualise trainee learning right from the point of acceptance of a training place with us; through processes such as the selection of personal mentors and Needs Assessments. Our ethos is one of encouraging trainees to progress quickly and effectively into being proficient, confident teachers who enjoy their time engaging with young people. Trainees will have continual access to, and be supported by, subject experts and an approachable, committed team of staff who will encourage all participants to become outstanding teachers.

Selecting the most appropriate training provider is a vital part in embarking on a career in teaching and, as such, we hope the information on our website encourages you to apply for a place with us. Should you have any need for clarification, or would like to visit us informally, we will be delighted to hear from you.  


Taster Days 

Please click on our 'Events and Opportunities' tab to find out more about the taster days we offer potential applicants to our training course.