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TEAM MULTI ACADEMY TRUST are the lead partner for  THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER North & Mid Devon Initial Teacher Education (ITE) hub. 

Please see below for further information and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


From 2024/2025, The University of Exeter will be delivering their Outstanding Primary 5-11 course at different locations in partnership with Lead Partners.

The course at the North & Mid Devon ITE Hub will have the same curriculum as the course ran at the St Luke’s Campus in Exeter and is co-designed by the university and schools. The Lead Partner for the North & Mid Devon ITE Hub is TEAM Multi Academy Trust.

The taught course will be delivered at High Bickington Community Centre with a blend of online lectures, face-to-face seminars, peer learning and directed tasks.

Further details about the course and structure can be found here:



Trainees are registered with the university and are eligible for training bursaries and student loans.


During the year, all trainees spend time in two schools. Most trainees request to be placed in the same area as their ITE Hub but can request to be placed anywhere in the Partnership area and can apply for school 2 projects including placements in London.

Further details about placements can be found here:


TEAM Multi Academy Trust is a Trust of 8 individual primary schools. Along with our TEAM schools, placements are also available  with other local primary schools offering a variety of experience and context. From 40-child village schools to 400-strong town schools.

The schools that we work with are:

Pilton Bluecoat Academy

High Bickington Academy

Witheridge Academy

East the Water Primary School

Umberleigh Academy

Brayford Academy

Beaford Primary School

Kingsacre Primary School

Woolacombe School

Combe Martin School

Georgeham School

South Molton United Primary School

Lampard Community School

Pathfield School


The Exeter model of ITE

We are proud to be the Lead Partner for the University of Exeter and believe in the quality of training offered through The Exeter Model of ITE. More information can be found here:

You will be assigned a Mentor who is a teacher within the school who will help guide your practice and  help develop you into a confident practitioner.

Your teaching practice will be a combination of observation, co-teaching, small group work and whole class teaching. Over time and as you develop your skills, you will increase your teaching time to gain more experience, while being supported by your mentoring team. You will also have a University Lead Mentor  who works closely with  TEAM Multi Academy Trust. They will support your development, support the school and visit you whilst on placement.


Primary leadership strand

Our Primary (5-11) programmes also enable you to select a particular curriculum area to focus on during the year to support your development as a future curriculum leader. You will attend 7 sessions across the autumn term and curriculum areas vary year-on-year depending on demand, but are likely to include Art, English, Humanities, Maths, Modern Languages, Science, Inclusion – EAL, Inclusion – SEND and Inclusion - SEND in special schools.   

Please note, for those training at the Primary (5-11) North & Mid Devon Hub, the leadership strand offered in your hub location will be Inclusion - SEND.  However, a wider choice of modules will run at the Exeter St Luke’s ITE Hub and will also be available to you to choose.  


PGCE Primary (3-7)

If you would prefer to specialise in Primary 3-7, this course is not available at the North & Mid Devon ITE Hub. The taught course is available at the St Luke’s Campus in Exeter and placements can be requested in North & Mid Devon.



Further information about the application process, including entry requirements, can be found here:


ABOUT THE lead partner

TEAM Multi-Academy Trust is a collection of North Devon schools, led by research and inspired by children.

Our belief is that prospective teachers need the best possible start to their career, and this can only be achieved through world-class training. Our partnership with the University of Exeter ensures that we can provide exceptional training in our rural area. Seminars are delivered by teachers who are not only experts in their field, but also demonstrate how academic principles apply to the reality of the classroom on a daily basis. The vast majority of our training comes from active teachers or those with very recent experience, which we see as fundamental to learning how theory shapes effective practice.

We love teaching, and we want you to love it, too.

CONTACT THIS lead partner

Email: Dan Polak

Telephone: 01271 500300


Address: Pilton Bluecoat Academy
Abbey Road
EX31 1JU


University of Exeter Open Days

Information about any Open Days can be found here and we would encourage you to attend to find out more about the course and course options: