Alternative Routes PGCE Wales through The Open University

You may be already aware already that Welsh Government has funded the development of two alternative routes into teaching to commence from 2020 – an employment based route and a part time route.  These routes will combine a distance learning platform with school based work placements and academic activities.

The HEI provider, The Open University, has developed its rationale for both routes around a collaborative partnership where it will work with schools and regional consortia to co-construct and rollout the programmes.

In the first instance, The OU is looking to identify a small number of Strategic Lead Partner Schools to support the development phase of the programmes between July 2019 and July 2020. 

Here is a short overview of the criteria for selecting Strategic Lead Partner Schools and the role they will play.  Appendices also give an outline of the new programmes and the roles and responsibilities of schools in the future.

If you wish to be considered as a Strategic Partner School for one year, please respond to the criteria and return the document to: pauldavies@gwegogledd.cymru  by Friday 5th July