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Research-Rich Environment for Practice and Knowledge

Released: 09.03.15


Research-Rich Environment for Practice and Knowledge

A Masters graduate has been invited to work with Cornwall County Council and the FPA Speakeasy coordinator to develop training packages for both parent groups and professionals from education, health and social services.

Following his research into sex and relationships education for young people with special needs, Paul Bray from Doubletrees School, near St Austell, who graduated with a Masters degree in Education (MEd in Professional Development), also had an article published in March by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN).

Dr Karen Stockham, Head of Postgraduate & Professional Development at the University of St Mark & St John said: "We are delighted to congratulate Paul. His work illustrates the importance of - as the recent Carter Review of Initial Teacher Education emphasised - a 'research-rich environment' in which the combination of research and practice is a potent brew for on-going developments and improvements in both practice and knowledge."

The Guardian newspaper has also interviewed Paul Bray and observed SRE provision at his school and have published an article about his research (24 March 2015). Paul was mentored and supported in his writing for publication by Angela Redman, one of the University's part-time University Tutors as part of his studies.


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