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Welcome to the website of the EMTTP


The East Midlands Teacher Training Partnership (EMTTP) is a partnership of schools who have, for many years, successfully contributed to the training of teachers' through School Centred Initial Teacher Training Courses and Provider Led Teacher Training Courses. For 2016 we 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 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 PGCE. The PGCE element of the course is delivered 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 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 which 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:

  • Burton Joyce Primary School
  • Cropwell Bishop Primary School
  • Greythorn Primary School
  • Heymann Primary School
  • Jesse Gray Primary School
  • John Clifford Primary School
  • St. John's C of E Primary School
  • West Bridgford Junior School
  • West Bridgford Infant School
  • Ashfield School
  • Chilwell School
  • Colonel Frank Seeley School
  • Groby Community College, Leicester.
  • John Flamsteed School
  • Lees Brook Community School, Derby. 
  • The Becket Catholic School
  • The Kimberley School
  • The Ripley Academy
  • The South Wolds Academy
  • The White Hills Park Federation

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 

We are mindful that many people who wish to consider a career in teaching have very little recent experience of how their particular subject is taught. If you wish to gain an insight into teaching your subject at Primary or Secondary level,  with a view to applying for Initial Teacher Training, you might be interested in experiencing one of our 'Taster days'. This is where you can spend a day, at no cost to you, in one of our schools talking to staff, visiting lessons and having a chat about the process of applying for ITT.  

If this is something that interests you please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Lily, our admin assistant, on 0115 9744488 ext 271