Teacher Education Partnership

Support as you start out

Newly Qualified Teachers

The University’s aim is to support you during your NQT year and beyond. We work closely with our partner schools to ensure comprehensive professional development in the early years of your career.

Newly Qualified Teachers

Teacher Training Education - Reflective Teachers

What to expect

Reflective teachers

"High expectations of professionalism alongside self reflection and evaluation are the fibre of the university's work. Centre and school based mentors model good practice, which is transferred to trainees" Ofsted, 2013.

By taking this approach, our Teacher Education Partnership develops highly reflective and professional teachers. We expect trainees to achieve good or outstanding outcomes and have enhanced skills, whilst ensuring that mentors offer high quality support and training to all trainees.

Sound advice


The University of St Mark & St John Teacher Education Partnership is committed to supporting professional development in education.  The partnership has developed its own model for mentoring trainee teachers and has developed specific, accredited postgraduate provision in coaching and mentoring.

Teacher Training Education - Male Trainee Teacher

Our partners

Strong partnerships with schools

"The PTSA are excited and thrilled to be working with the University of St Mark & St John as one of our key partners in the School Direct programme; it is a real opportunity to attract the very best trainees to our city and help them develop into outstanding teachers." CEO at Plymouth Teaching School.

School Direct

Teacher Training Education - Laura Case Study

Our students

Laura, trainee teacher

“School Direct is a fantastic way to learn the skills to be an outstanding teacher. The hands on practical experience approach is reassuring and encouraging. I feel like I have learnt so much and I’m only seven weeks into my training programme. Being with students and supportive teachers all day is really inspiring and is giving me a great start to my career”

School Direct