Honour from The University of Manchester

In November 2022, Withington received an honour from The University of Manchester for our long-standing partnership offering teacher training placements to students undertaking a PGCE course at the university.

Withington has worked with the university for a number of years and in the Autumn Term of 2022, we welcomed trainee teacher, Miss Kitty Tang, to work in the Science Department. In the previous academic year, we took four trainee teachers in a range of subject areas including Economics and Modern Foreign Languages, as part of The University of Manchester’s Initial Teacher Training programme.

Mrs Air, Head of History, who is The Professional Mentor and leads the partnership in school, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have our longstanding partnership with the University of Manchester. It is refreshing to welcome trainees into school as they often come with such enthusiasm for the teaching profession and are willing to try new activities with classes from which even the most experienced teachers learn things. The team of Subject Mentors we have at Withington do a fabulous job in ensuring that the profession continues to attract the very best people.”