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Teacher Education Consultancy

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia is renowned as a centre for excellence in teacher education. We have one of the best and most consistent track records in the country in OFSTED inspection outcomes.

Teacher Education Consultancy

School of Education and Lifelong Learning
University of East Anglia

Email: tec@uea.ac.uk

Our Reputation

  • Consultancy and evaluation experience
  • First class teaching
  • Research excellence
  • Distinctive school partnership approach
  • National College-registered

Our teacher education tutors share decades of experience of partnership with over two hundred schools. Their research informs practice and is frequently published, shared across the educational community at local, national and international levels. They act as examiners to other teacher education institutions, and collaborate with school partners for projects, research and curriculum development. 


  • Programme design and professional standards
  • Quality assurance and OFSTED
  • Recruitment to initial teacher education programmes and bespoke packages on request
  • School improvement and pupil voice

We can offer consultancy packages in any of the areas below. We work with higher education institutions internationally and can develop bespoke teacher education packages for other country contexts.

If there are other aspects of initial teacher education for which you'd welcome our advice, please contact us to express your interest in a bespoke package.

Pricing details and options are enclosed separately in this pack.

Quality Assurance and OFSTED

  • Self-evaluation of initial teacher education
  • Data – what to gather and how to use it
  • Maintaining quality across a network
  • Writing the self-evaluation document
  • Aiming to be outstanding

Programme Design and Professional Standards

  • Programme design and content
  • Interpreting professional standards
  • Guiding subject knowledge development
  • Designing processes and documentation around the standards
  • Training colleagues in using standards
  • Evidencing the standards

Recruitment to Initial Teacher Education Programmes

  • Getting the right candidates – potential and experience
  • Interpreting ITE applications
  • Interviewing – questions and tasks

School improvement and pupil voice

  • Development of pupil voice within primary and secondary schools
  • Development of school councils
  • School improvement through pupil voice
  • Children as active researchers

Outstanding Teacher Education at UEA

Our PGCE programmes have been awarded "Outstanding" OFSTED grades consistently, and are viewed in high esteem in national surveys.

Primary Teacher Education
Our PGCE (Masters Level) Primary programme is offered in partnership with a wide range of schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. The programme prepares students to teach in the age bands 3-9 or 5-11 years. All students follow a general programme of professional studies as well as programmes in teaching core and non-core subjects related to age range specialisms. A recent OFSTED inspection found the course to be "outstanding". Some of the key strengths identified were:

  • The sustained trend of excellent achievement and the outstanding attainment of trainees.
  • The high quality and inspirational training across the partnership which focuses on learning at all levels.

OFSTED March 2010

Subject specialisms focus on Primary Languages, Science, English, Mathematics and Music.

PGCE (Masters Level): Secondary
The University of East Anglia partnership scheme has attracted national and international attention for its successful close interweaving of school and university-based work. It provides students with the opportunity to engage in the systematic study of theory and current good practice both in schools and here at the university. In March 2010  the Secondary Course was inspected by OFSTED and was graded "Outstanding" in every inspection cell. All secondary subjects have received highly successful OFSTED inspection grades in recent years. Led by expert tutors, specialisms include

  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).

More Information

For more information about our Teacher Education Consultancy service, please contact us:

Email: tec@uea.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1063 592853

Or please write to:
Trudy Gust or Claire Crosthwaite
Teacher Education Consultancy
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ UK