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About Us

Warwick student in the classroomWelcome to the Centre for Teacher Education

The Centre for Teacher Education (CTE) exists to provide high quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Professional Development for teachers. We are passionate about the importance of developing the very best teachers who gain employment in our partner schools and beyond and who make a difference to children and young peoples’ lives.

We pride ourselves on making a difference to our students. We place high-quality teaching and student support at the heart of what we do and recognise that our success is built on the strength of our partnership with our students and schools. Teaching is our top priority and our commitment to our students is paramount..

Our professional and support staff play a vital role in supporting students. Our team are friendly, committed and enthusiastic and our warm and welcoming culture ensures that we work with you as an individual as you develop, and are encouraged to fulfil your potential.

Our 2016 Ofsted inspection rated our Initial Teacher Training as Outstanding; a judgement of which we are incredibly proud:

A significant cultural shift has taken place at the University and, as a result, schools feel empowered by their involvement. The vision of University leaders for excellence in all that the partnership does, and to put school improvement and its impact on students’ achievement at the heart of teacher training, is clearly being realized. (Ofsted, 2016)

We view our ITE programmes as the beginning of your professional development journey.

Our commitment is to ensure we support and develop you as a newly-qualified teacher and engage you as part of our alumni community. CTE’s Masters in Professional Education is designed to ensure the content aligns with your individual educational research interests. You will focus your research on an area of interest of your own choice to ensure your studies and learning has real value and impact within your individual school context.

Kate Ireland, Director of the Centre for Teacher Education, University of Warwick