Services For Education are delighted to be working in partnership with a range of Birmingham primary schools to provide on the job training for graduates who are based in our partnership schools for the year. During this time trainees develop their teaching skills and subject knowledge and receive support and guidance from mentors in and out of the school. Greenholm Primary School, Great Barr, Birmingham acts as the
Lead School in our partnership of primary schools across Birmingham and
the West Midlands which currently include:
  • Glenmead Primary School
  • Gossey Lane Junior and Infant School
  • Gunter Primary School
  • Hodge Hill Primary School
  • Worlds End Junior School

If you have any questions or queries regarding the programme please feel free to contact Niall Crawford, ITT Programme Manager, School Support Services.

Call:  07766 924760

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Services for Education are a not-for-profit educational charity that provides a range of services and support to teachers and schools. We are now home to the team that delivered employment based programmes of initial teacher training on behalf of Birmingham local authority for the last 10 years. In 2012 the programmes were graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted who highlighted strengths as:
  • the rich diversity of the extended partnership which ensures trainees benefit from a wide range of contrasting training experiences
  • consistently good quality primary school-based mentoring
  • the good quality of personal support offered by the programme tutors and mentoring staff to ensure trainees well-being.
We have for many years seen trainee employment rates higher than the national average, and our trainee exit survey last year showed 100% of our primary trainees were either very satisfied (81%) or satisfied with their training year.
The team that have delivered these programmes now sit within the educational charity, Services for Education, and we are now accredited to award QTS as a School Centred ITT provider under the name of Services for Education. Working in partnership with a consortium of local schools we aim:
  • To ensure high quality training and assessment for trainees in order for them to achieve QTS and become confident and skilful teachers capable of teaching and supporting children and young people in the 21st Century
  • To ensure the programme is responsive to, and effective and efficient in meeting, the needs of trainees and partner schools, and ensures that trainees of the highest calibre enter the profession
  • To be a reflective programme where trainee outcome and experience lies at the heart of planning and development.
The GTP programme has been inspected in March 2012 and deemed to be Good. Click here to download the full inspection report.
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Our main centralised training takes place at Greenholm Primary School although some of the course will be delivered across our partnership of Birmingham and West Midlands schools. The majority of trainees' time will be spent in their training schools.
For the 2018/19 academic year, Services for Education will be offering ITT through fee-funded School Direct mechanisms.
The partnership is looking to provide up to 16 full-time primary places, with the course running from September 2018 to July 2019. Successful trainees will be awarded QTS in August 2019. 

Course fees for 2018/19 have been set at £7500. As Services for Education are not a public funded organisation, applicants will be able to apply for a student loan of up to £6000. More information on student loans on

All shortlisted applicants will take part in a two stage selection process comprising centre based panel interviews and presentations, and pupil panel and teaching observation in one of the partnership schools.
This is a post-graduate course so all applicants must have a UK degree at level 2.2 or above (or equivalent - visit for comparison of non-UK degrees). In addition all trainees must have passed GCSE maths, English, and science at grade C or above, and their numeracy and literacy skills tests before starting the course.(


All trainees will attend school and centre based training one day a week for most of the year. This is the core training programme upon which the trainees' school will build and personalise the development plan. 

All trainees will be based in two primary schools during the course of the year.
All trainees will be allocated a programme tutor and a school based trainer mentor who will lead on the trainees' development programme and support.

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