Teacher Education Partnership

Great teachers are made at Marjon

What to expect

Statement of expectations

Plymouth Marjon University Teacher Training Partnership develops highly reflective and professional teachers and expects that:

  • All trainees will achieve good or outstanding outcomes;
  • All trainees will have enhanced employability skills;
  • All stakeholders will engage in high quality support and training to meet the individual needs of all trainees;
  • All stakeholders will understand their responsibility to impact upon pupil progress.

TEP - Female Trainee Teacher

Reputation matters

Centre of excellence

In 2014 the University gained ‘Outstanding’ for Leadership and Management in the new OFSTED inspection framework. The Complete University Guide 2016, named us best University in the South West for Education degree programmes and in the National Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Survey 2015,  we outperformed the sector for primary and secondary provision, NQTs reflecting that their training prepared them exceptionally well for their career in teaching. In 2016 the National Student Survey (NSS) awarded us 100% and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) awarded us 96% for Overall Satisfaction for our Initial Teacher Training outperforming the sector.


Teacher Training Education - Male Trainee Teacher

Sound advice


Plymouth Marjon University 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.


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

Getting it right

Quality assurance

TEP roles and responsibilities are clear and robust mechanisms to quality assure the consistency and quality of both grading and training exist across MARJON TEP. Internal mechanisms include a triangulated quality assurance processes between school, the University and trainees and peer observation process, identifying and sharing good practice across university and school-based provision. In addition external mechanism includes the use of external examiners and external moderators.


Get started

Routes into teaching

Teacher Education Partnership develops highly reflective and professional teachers through a variety of routes into teaching. There are a number of options of how to train to teach but these can be confusing, picking the right route for you is important.

See our map of poster mapping out the routes into teaching: Routes into teaching (poster).

Our undergraduate routes are:

Our postgraduate routes are:

SKE courses for MFL

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses in French and in Spanish run over the Summer. The programme is unique in that it is:

  • Fully face-to-face,
  • Includes two full immersion weeks in France/Spain with the participants getting tuition there as well as staying with families,
  • Participants will be taught and examined, at both GCSE and A level, using the new (2016) resources, specifications and examinations, in combination with our own materials and approaches.

These SKE courses are fully funded. You should not need to pay tuition fees and participants will get a net bursary of £150 per week (totaling £1,800). Click for details of the  or the .

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