Hello,

We are committed to the provision of high quality teacher training across our partnership.

Our aim is to create opportunities that advance understanding of education and learning, preparing graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession. We pride ourselves on the modelling of good practice in our delivery.

About Us

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Training Programme

The Bournemouth Poole & Dorset Teacher Training Partnership is a consortium of 19 schools offering initial teacher training in the secondary age range.

The lead for the partnership is Twynham Learning, which has been accredited by the Department for Education to deliver a full-time one-year training course running from September to July.

Training Programme

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How to apply

Applications can be made through the DE Apply for Teacher Training service.

Upon receipt of applications, the Partnership will consider each candidate against the entry requirements, and those shortlisted will be invited to interview.

How to Apply

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Partnership Schools

Schools in our partnership are drawn from a range of different types of schools from across the Bournemouth, Poole, Dorset and New Forest region..

Other schools may join the Partnership from time to time. School placements are arranged for trainees in complementary schools.

Partnership Schools

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Directors Welcome

On behalf of all our partner schools, I should like to welcome you to the Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset Teacher Training Partnership.

Our partnership, which is led by Twynham Learning, provides

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in all major secondary curriculum subjects.

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What our students have to say...

Cindy Zhang

Testimonial

Why did you choose to train with BPD TTP?
BPD TP has good reputation for teacher trainings and has many years of experience. It is also close to my home.

What experiences did you most benefit from?
The lectures and the reflection sessions were really helpful.

What are your future plans?
I really enjoy teaching, I will start a PhD course and do some research on teaching differences between China and the UK. And hopefully I will be able to teach in a university in the future.

Mairead Smith

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Why did you choose to train with BPD TTP?
Local to where I lived and offered the best learning experience.

What experiences did you most benefit from?
Pastoral exposure week that I got at my second placement really helped me focus in and build a good picture of future career progression. Also the mock interviews were really helpful

What are your future plans?
Stay in teaching. I will look to move schools after my ECT and hopefully move into a pastoral role focusing on behaviour and safeguarding.

Tanith Underwood

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Why did you choose to train with BPD TTP?
It had a welcoming friendly atmosphere and was close to home

What experiences did you most benefit from?
Having the in person training sessions which gave me the opportunity to meet other trainees, share our experiences and make life long friends.

What are your future plans?
Stay in my current role with a look towards moving into a pastoral role, something that I discovered I was truly passionate about during my training year with BPD SCITT

Mahame Sharif

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Why did you choose to train with BPD TTP?
BPD SCITT offered what most providers don’t: diverse placements notably 2 longer term placements but also daily placements at diverse schools in the area and a more flexible approach to teacher training.

What experiences did you most benefit from?
Talks from external speakers, the general CT curriculum and the science subject sessions were particularly helpful.

What experiences did you most benefit from?
Talks from external speakers, the general CT curriculum and the science subject sessions were particularly helpful.

Jen Wyatt

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Why did you choose to train with BPD TTP?
I had already been accepted onto the Ringwood school teacher training course, but I had heard the scitt had a good reputation. I was hoping my placements would be local as I had three young children.

What experiences did you most benefit from?
Being at two different/ opposite schools, one private and small/ local, and one a normal large comp. Both with different aspects of art offered on the curriculum.

What are your future plans?
I currently work p/t at two schools. One local as an art teacher teaching primary and secondary art. The other in Southampton as a SEN art teacher. My plans are to use therapy in art to support those with mental health needs. I am doing an art therapy course for art teachers called ‘articulate’ in sept online. I would like to introduce more therapy with art and sen support into mainstream schools. Also still thinking about doing an MA in art therapy.

Latest Events

Join us at an event below

Get into Teaching

Open event for teacher training candidates

Where?
Avon Campus, The Grange School, Redvers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3AU

When?
Thursday 18th April 2024 @ 10:00-12:00

Get into Teaching

Open event for teacher training candidates

Where?
Avon Campus, The Grange School, Redvers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3AU

When?
Tuesday 30th April 2024 @ 10:00-12:00

Get into Teaching

Open event for teacher training candidates

Where?
Avon Campus, The Grange School, Redvers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3AU

When?
Monday 13th May 2024 @ 13:00-15:00

Subjects

Offered

The BPD Partnership offers courses in the following subjects in the 11-16 (Key Stage 3 & 4) age phases, through core and School Direct (tuition fee) training programmes:

  • Art & Design
  • Business Studies (with a KS3 subject)
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Design & Technology (Product Design, Resistant Materials, Textiles)
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German)
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Religious Education
  • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Other subjects may become available in response to needs identified by schools and subject to approval by the Department for Education.