I'm currently sitting in the ICT suite of Mawney Foundation Primary School during a school-based training day for trainee teachers. I'm surrounded by trainees from the University of East London (UEL) busily planning the lessons they're due to teach after lunch. There's a great sense of enthusiasm and some fabulous ideas are being developed. It's an example of the good that can come from schools and universities working in partnership in the development of new teachers. This post describes some features and benefits of this teacher training model, developed between UEL and four schools in the east London borough of Havering.