30th September 2022

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln (BGU) has been re-accredited by the Department for Education to continue to deliver Initial teacher Training (ITT) from September 2024 onwards. As a university with a strong heritage in teacher education, BGU offers a wide range of established routes into teacher education in the primary, secondary and further education sectors.


The Vice-Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, The Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil commented: “This institution has been providing teacher education in the City of Lincoln for over 160 years; we currently work in partnership with over 600 schools and Colleges, constantly adapting to meet changing priorities.

“I am delighted we have been awarded this accreditation in order for us to continue to educate teachers of the highest quality for this region and beyond into the future. The teaching profession is central to the building and re-building of societies and BGU is a major strategic partner in this endeavour.

In relation to the response submitted in BGU’s application for a high-quality, evidence-based trainee curriculum, the Department for Education feedback stated “The response fully meets all the criteria set out in the question and outlines how the applicant will provide high-quality ITT and benefit trainee outcomes and gives assurance that it will be of a sufficiently high quality, meeting all of the quality requirements and minimum time allocations. In summary, this application gives a high degree of assurance that trainees will be supported, coached and taught effectively.”

Dr Matt Dunn, Associate Dean and Head of Programmes for Secondary and Further Education commented: “This well-deserved accreditation gives recognition to the immensely committed, experienced and talented team of teacher educators here at BGU and across our entire partnership of schools and colleges.

“Whilst we draw upon a long-standing tradition of providing superb initial Teacher Training, we are also extremely excited about the future and we very much welcome discussion with other providers, schools and Colleges who may wish to join our established partnership.”

If you are interested in partnering with BGU, and would like to discuss how you may join us as a partnership school or delivery partner, please email faculty@bishopg.ac.uk

If you are interested in training to teach, BGU offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and full-time options, as well as a route for working Teaching Assistants to gain Qualified Teacher Status. For more information, visit https://www.bgu.ac.uk/courses or contact the BGU Admissions Team: admissions@bishopg.ac.uk