Bedfordshire Schools' Training Partnership

About Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership

A full range of PGCE curriculum subjects are offered across the 11-16 age group (*14-19 Business Studies) as well as Primary QTS age group 5-11 and age 3-7 Early years.

We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching, is in schools.

Our Background and experience

Bedfordshire Schools’ Training Partnership is a long established, thriving, school based, teacher training provider working on behalf of local schools. We specialise in offering teacher training for both Secondary age 11-14 (age 14-19 for Business Studies) and Primary trainee teachers age 5-11 years. BSTP work across Bedford borough, Central Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, working with a vast number of schools. The central training team is based at Pix Brook Academy, Stotfold, which is where the provider-led centre training takes place. We are part of Chiltern Learning Trust with Chiltern Training Group (CTG) who are our accredited provider. BSTP will operate as one of their secondary/primary hubs, with CTG providing the quality assurance and award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


Our Vision


Reasons to train with BSTP

BSTP has a long heritage of training teachers and have provided schools with high quality teachers in abundance. We give personalised training with strong support from experienced mentors. Our central team coordinates the work of school based learning 

We work alongside CTG with the same practices which have been deemed by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ on two consecutive occasions and graded 1 across all areas in February 2014.

Our courses are bespoke to your needs and all trainees will have the best opportunities to develop to their full potential.  There is an excellent curriculum of learning in place that ensures you get the highest quality of learning experiences and breadth of learning which includes:

  • Based in school for 4 days - immersed in school life and learn everything about teaching
  • High quality school placements
  • Clear weekly learning theme
  • Reading and research, linked to the weekly learning theme
  • Excellent subject knowledge training, linked to the most current practices and research
  • Highly skilled mentors who work seamlessly with the training curriculum
  • Workload reducing assessment procedures
  • Cutting edge practices taught by the best teachers in the field
  • Exemplary communication, always noted as a strength
  • Central team who are highly skilled and care about your learning every step of the way
  • Broader experiences such as visiting Whipsnade Zoo to learn how to plan a trip and visit and visiting Luton Town Football Stadium to learn their outreach programme for schools
  • We are in the top 20% of providers across England for trainee employment, with 90-100% employment


Key Societies and Subject Associations

  • The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Institute of Physics
  • The Association for Science Education
  • The Primary Science Teaching Trust
  • National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships
  • National Association for the Teaching of English
  • DATA – Design and Technology Association
  • The Chartered Institute for IT
  • NATRE National Association of Teachers of RE
  • Association for PE
  • MFL (The British Council)
  • Primary Languages Network
  • NAPE – National Association for Primary Education


Our Partners

  • Chiltern Learning Trust
  • Chiltern Teaching School Hub
  • University of Buckingham
  • Robert Bloomfield Academy
  • St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School
  • All CLT schools
  • All schools who facilitate school placements