Our Professional Partnerships

Our goal is to ensure that all our partnerships are based on values such as mutual respect, trust and recognition of each other's skills and knowledge.  Our partnership activity for Teacher Education focuses on the continuum from Initial Teacher Education - Early Phase to Career-Long Professional Learning, including Master's level enquiry, we place emphasis on cooperative and collaborative thinking, learning and working in professional contexts. 

The School has well established partnerships with Local Authorities including:

  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Dundee
  • Fife
  • Highland
  • Moray
  • Orkney and Shetland Islands
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Shetland
  • Western Isles

Student Placement

The School of Education, in collaboration with Local Authority Placement Coordinators, use the National Student Placement System (SPS), managed by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), to organise placements for all ITE students across these Local Authorities. 

For any queries regarding your placement please contact partnershipunit@abdn.ac.uk.