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Centre of teaching excellence

How have we sustained and built on the University’s reputation and proven track record for values-based teacher education that shows the transformational effect of education.

Strong, evidence-informed profession

Partnership staff engaged in hard hitting research supporting key priorities empowering practitioners and supporting professional identity e.g. character education, special educational needs, coaching and mentoring, maths anxiety, developing reading, exploratory and dialogic learning, ethical practice for school-based educational research.

Great leaders running our schools and at the heart of our system

‘The carefully crafted improvement plan has provided the partnership with a clear and well-understood blueprint for change. Systematically... lays down firm foundations for sustaining the ambitious plans for future developments." (OFSTED 2014).

Working in partnership Plymouth Marjon has contributed significantly to sector developments relating to the impact of policy change and the pandemic – developing resources for the sector in partnership with MillionsPlus Dean of Education group, UCET and the Cathedral’s groups.

 Examples include:

Working in Partnership with a schools led system

The best leaders have impact beyond their own school, therefore collaboration lies at the heart of our future education system. The University of St Mark and St John exemplifies this ‘the collaborative nature of the partnership promotes high-quality training across all settings’ (OFSTED 2014)

Current partners

High expectations and a world-leading curriculum for all

The Plymouth Marjon University supports schools designing innovative and engaging curriculums that promote a love of learning in pupils by facilitating interactive and applied pupil conferences to make the knowledge-based curriculum come alive.