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Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope

Provost of Marjon University Cornwall

Professor of Education

Institute of Education

01752 636700 Ext:4297

TOvenden-Hope@marjon.ac.uk


Tanya Ovenden-Hope

Role Summary

Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope is Professor of Education and strategic lead for Marjon University Cornwall. Tanya is working to develop opportunities for new partneships with sector stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. An innovative academic, Tanya’s reseach focus is on educational isolation (coastal, rural, small schools) and the relationship with teacher development and educational improvement. Tanya undertakes research that has impact, developing interventions that postively transform educational experiences.  

Her previous roles include: Director fo Education, Cornwall College;Head of School, Plymouth University;Head of Education and Higher Education, Truro College;Associate Dean (Innovation), Plymouth University; Deputy Director of 6th Form/Head of Year 12;Additional Inspector ITE Ofsted/QAA Reviewer


Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Education
  • MA in Education
  • BA (Hons) Sociology
  • QTS
  • QTLS
  • Cert Ed
  • PFHEA
  • FSET


Teaching

  • Doctoral Supervision
  • MA Education and Educational Leadership
  • ITE Primary and Secondary


Research

Selection of research and development projects:

RETAIN: Teacher Retention Programme (Externally funded)

An evidence based and research informed CPD programme for early career teachers of KS1 working with disadvantaged pupils. The aim of RETAIN is to keep teachers in the profession by enhancing their pedagogy and practice, and improve pupil attainment.

Pilot: Cornwall, 2015 – 2017; funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (£384k). Contract holder: The Cornwall College Group, Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope Project Lead and Principal Investigator.  Partners: Institute of Education, UCL (Professor Sonia Blandford) and Edge Hill University (Professor Tim Cain). Independent evaluator: Sheffield Hallam University (Dr Bronwen Maxwell).

Education Isolation (National and international partners)

September 2017: Findings of the seven year qualitative longitudinal research on coastal schools and two comparative studies of coastal schools across England (national, international and government impact) have been developed into a project exploring educational isolation (more complex than geography, to include considerations of coastal, rural, small and underperforming schools) and the impact on school performance, including teacher recruitment and retention and student experience. Plymouth Marjon University are leading this new research with partners Plymouth University, University of Gloucester, TAMIU (US), Ambition Schools Leadership.

Translational Research and Knowledge Mobilisation (National and International partners)

September 2014 - 2017: Lead Editor of MESH Guides www.meshguides.org MESH Guides provides free online evidence based and research informed resources for teachers globally.

Education and Training Foundation (Externally Funded)

September 2016 – July 2017: Five  Education and Training Foundation (ETF) contracts won for developing learning, teaching and assessment in the South West – The Professional Exchange Network (£45k), Collaborative Practice Development Day (£25k for regional provision from a large national grant of £179.6k), Transforming Teaching Learning and Assessment (£11.5k); 3 year Professional Exchange Network extension ( £25k) and Special Project: Collaborative Pedagogies (£25k).

ICE House Project (Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise for Education) (Externally Funded)

October 2008 – February 2012: £1 million ESF/Convergence funding applied for and received in collaboration with Cornwall College. Project developed innovation, creativity and enterprise for education through teaching.

Find out more about Tanya's coastal schools research.


Publications

Books (co-author)

Kirby, M., Kidd, W., Koubel, F., Barter, J., Hope, T., Kirton, A., Madry, N., Manning, P. and Triggs, K. (1997) Sociology in Perspective, Oxford, Heinemann. 

Kidd, W., Kirby, M., Koubel, F., Barter, J., Hope, T., Kirton, A., Madry, N., Manning, P. and Triggs, K. (1998) A Readings in Sociology, Oxford, Heinemann.

Marsh, I (Ed.) (1999) Sociology: Dealing with Data, Essex, Longman. (Co-author)

Hope, T., Griffiths, J and Best, S. (2000) Active Sociology, Essex, Pearson

Griffiths, J. and Hope, T. (2000) Access to Sociology: Stratification and Differentiation, London, Hodder and Stoughton.

Delf, M. and Ovenden-Hope, T. (2016) Self and Sustainable Learning in an Uncertain Future in Summers, D. and Cutting, R. (Eds) (2016) Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education. Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Ovenden-Hope, T and Blandford, S. (2017) Understanding Applied Learning. London, Routledge. 

Books (editor and co-author)

Hope, T., Kidd, W., Kirby, M. and Barter, J. (2000) Sociology in Perspective Teachers’ File AQA Version, Oxford, Heinemann.

Hope, T., Kidd, W., Kirby, M. and Barter, J. (2000) Sociology in Perspective Teachers’ File OCR Version, Oxford, Heinemann. 

Research Papers 

Hope, T. (1997) ‘A Question of Underachievement? Boys and Secondary Education’. Social Science Teacher’,Vol.26, No.3 pp10-14.

Hope, T. (2000) Remuneration, recruitment, retention: The Educational Maintenance Allowance as an incentive to Learn. London, Further Education Development Agency.

Hope, T. (2005) ‘Building Success in Post-Compulsory Education: The Effectiveness of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)’.Social Science Teacher, Vol. 34, No.3, pp 6-9.

Hope, T., Husk, M., Dixon, T. and Camps, C. (2006) ‘An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Teaching Observation Models in ITT (PCET).’  Standards Unit Paper. London, DfES.

Ovenden-Hope, T., Arreckx, F. and Kiellor, W. (2010) ‘Pupil Ill Discipline and Lack of Respect for Teachers is Dissuading Young People from Choosing Teaching as a Career.’  Recruitment, Retention Challenge Grant Paper. London, TDA.

Ovenden-Hope, T (2011) ‘A Universal Teaching Qualification: Challenges and opportunities for professional convergence in teaching in England’, Research Intelligence, British Educational Research Association, Issue 116 pp. 22-23.

Phippen, A., Wright. D. and Ovenden-Hope, T. (2012) ‘Are schools equipped to address online safety in the curriculum and beyond?’ eLearning Papers, Volume 28. www.elearningpapers.eu

Exley, S and Ovenden-Hope, T. (2013) ‘Preparing a Pathway of Professional Development for Teacher Educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector’. Teacher Education Network Journal (TEAN), 5 (2). pp. 4-18. Available at http://bit.ly/AtMwtr First accessed online 04 July 2013 DOI: 194.81.189.19

Ovenden-Hope, T., la Velle, L. and Leask, M. (2014) ‘Using ‘MESH Guides’ as Translational Research and Knowledge Mobilisation for Continuing Professional Development in Schools’. CICE-2014 Proceedings: Canada International Conference on Education, pp 497-498. Infonomics Society, ISBN 978-1-908320-24-7

Ovenden-Hope, T and La Velle, L. (2015) ‘Translational research and knowledge mobilisation: a study of use and perception in primary schools in England, UK’. Journal of Education for Teaching. Volume 42, Issue 5, 2015 pp. 574-585. London: Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2015.1105541 [Invited paper]

Ovenden-Hope, T and Delf, M (2016) 'The ICE house project: a case study of innovation, creativity and enterprise as transferable skills in post-16 initial teacher education'. Education Today. London: The College of Teachers. Volume 66, Number 3, Autumn 2016. ISSN 0013-1547

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R. (2016) ‘Changing student behaviour in schools located in areas of socioeconomic deprivation: findings form the ‘coastal academies’ project’. Education Today. London: The College of Teachers. Volume 66, Issue Number 3, Autumn 2016. ISSN 0013-1547

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2016) ‘Qualitative Longitudinal Research in Education’. Sociology Review, Volume 26, Issue 2. November 2016. London, UK: Hodder Education.

Passy, R. and Ovenden-Hope, T. (2017) ‘Class of 2010: A qualitative longitudinal study of an English secondary school that became an academy’. SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, UK: SAGE. DOI 10.4135/9781473989122

Government Reports

Skills Commission Report (2010) Teacher Training in Vocational Education Skills Commission (Ovenden-Hope, T. cited in report)

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R (2013) ‘Coastal Academies: Meeting the challenge of school improvement’. Report issued by Department for Education (DfE) at Academy Conversion Conferences (Office of the Schools Commissioner).

Reports

Passy, R and Ovenden-Hope, T (2011) ‘Class of 2010: A study of the first year of the Marine Academy Plymouth (First Report)’. Plymouth, Plymouth University.

Passy, R and Ovenden-Hope, T (2012) ‘Class of 2010: A study of the second year of the Marine Academy Plymouth (Second Report)’. Plymouth, Plymouth University.

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R (2013) ‘Coastal Academies: Meeting the challenge of school improvement’. Plymouth, Plymouth University.

Ovenden-Hope. T. and Passy, R. (2013) ‘Class of 2010: A study of the third year of the Marine Academy Plymouth (third report)’. Plymouth, Plymouth University.

Passy. R. and Ovenden-Hope, T. (2014) ‘Class of 2010: A study of the Marine Academy Plymouth (fourth report)’. Plymouth, Plymouth University.

Passy, R., Ovenden-Hope, T and Edward-Jones, A (2015) ‘Class of 2010: a study of the Marine Academy Plymouth (fifth report)’. Plymouth, Plymouth University.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2015) ‘Changing Cultures in Coastal Academies’. Cornwall; Plymouth University, The Cornwall College Group and The Academies Enterprise Trust. First accessed 01/04/2015 https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Coastal%20Academies%20Report_2015_final_2%20Tanya%20Ovenden-Hope%20and%20Rowena%20Passy.pdf

Future Leaders Trust and Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope (2015) Combatting isolation in coastal schools. London, Future Leaders Trust. First accessed 20/10/2015 http://www.future-leaders.org.uk/insights-blog/combatting-isolation-coastal-schools/

Book Reviews

Ovenden-Hope, T (2013) in Journal of Education for Teaching, invited review of Rethinking Secondary Education: a human-centred approach by Gill, S. and Thomson, G. (2012) Harlow, Pearson.

Ovenden-Hope, T. (2014) in Journal of Education for Teaching, invited review of Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances: Strategies for success by Smith, P and Bell, L (2014) London, Bloomsbury.

Conference Papers

Hope, T. (2000) ‘Incentives to Learn: The Impact of the educational maintenance Allowance (EMA) in Further Education’. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Cardiff.

Brown, S. and Hope, T. (2005) ‘Assessing Creatively in Higher Education’. Paper presented at the University of Plymouth Colleges Conference, Plymouth.

Gunraj, J., Totterdell, M., Hathaway, T. and Ovenden-Hope, T (2009) ‘A Model of    Integrated Professional Development for the Teaching Workforce’. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Vienna, European Educational Research Association.

Ovenden-Hope, T (2011) ‘A Universal Teaching Qualification: Challenging the prevailing dichotomy in Teacher Education and Training’. Paper presented at the Centre for Learner Identities Conference ‘Equity, Identity and Education’, Ormskirk, Edge Hill University. Invited speaker.

Ovenden-Hope, T. (2011) 'A universal teaching qualification: challenges, opportunities and realities for implementing the Skills Commission Report 'Teacher Training in Vocational Education', 2010 recommendation'. UCET Conference, Leicester, November 2011.

Ovenden-Hope, T.  (2012)  ‘A Universal Teaching Qualification: Challenges and opportunities for professional convergence in teaching in England’. British Education Research Association Annual Conference, Manchester, September 2012.

Exley, S. and Ovenden-Hope, T (2013) ‘Preparing a Pathway of Professional Development for Teacher Educators n the Lifelong Learning Sector’. Discourse, Power and Resistance Conference:  Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion. Greenwich, 2013.

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R. (2013) ‘Meeting the challenge of school improvement: a comparative study on coastal academies in England’. British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA), Sussex, September 2013

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2013) ‘Creating New Cultures: School Improvement in Coastal Academies in England’. European Conference for Educational Research (ECER), Istanbul, September 2013

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2014) ‘The Challenge of Raising Student Attainment: A Comparative Study of ‘Coastal Academies’ in England’. Athens Institute for Education and Research, International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, 19-22 May 2014

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2014) ‘The challenge of raising student attainment in socioeconomically deprived coastal regions in England: an examination of leadership in ‘coastal academies’’. International Council on Education for Teaching World Assembly 2014: Moving Forward in Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Leadership. University of Ontario, Ontario, Canada 16 – 19 June, 2014.

Ovenden-Hope, T., La Velle, L., Passy, R. and Leask, M. (2014) ‘Using ‘MESH Guides’ as Translational Research and Knowledge Mobilisation for Continuing Professional Development in Schools’. Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2014), Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada 16 – 19 June 2014.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2014) ‘Challenging school culture of under-performance: leadership for change in coastal academies in England.’ International Conference in Education: A Child's World – Next Steps. Aberystwyth University, 25-27th June 2014.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and La Velle, L. (2014) ‘Translational Research and Knowledge Mobilisation for School Improvement.’  British Educational Research Association Conference. Institute of Education, University of London, 23 -25 September 2014.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2014) ‘The challenge of raising student attainment in socio-economical deprived coastal regions: a comparative study of ‘coastal academies’ in England.’ British Educational Research Association Conference. Institute of Education, University of London, 23 – 25 September 2014

Ovenden-Hope, T. and La Velle, L. (2015) ‘Translational Research in Education for Knowledge Mobilisation: A study of use and teacher perception in primary schools in England, UK’. European Conference for Educational Research (ECER), Budapest, 8 – 11 September, 2015.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2015) ‘The Class of 2010: a longitudinal study of the challenge of raising student attainment for a new academy in a socio-economically disadvantaged coastal region in England’. British Educational Research Association Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 15th-17th September 2015.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and La Velle, L. (2015) ‘Translational Research in Education for Knowledge Mobilisation: A study of the use and teacher perception of a MESH Guide for primary literacy planning’. British Educational Research Association Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 15th-17th September 2015.

Leask, M., Younie, S., Procter, R., Ovenden-Hope, T., La Velle, L., Flynn, N. and O’Meara, J. (2015) ‘Ensuring teacher access to world class knowledge- a Knowledge management, mobilisation and translational research strategy for the UK education sector’. British Educational Research Association Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 15th-17th September 2015.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (2015) ‘The Class of 2010: The journey of a new academy to improve educational attainment and raise student expectations.’ European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning in Education and Professional Practice (EAPRIL) Luxembourg University, Belval, Luxembourg, 24th – 27th November 2015.

Ovenden-Hope, T and La Velle, L. (2016) ‘Tried, Tested and Trusted:  A Study of Primary School Teachers in England Use of Evidence-based Online Resources for Curriculum Development.’ International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 60th World Assembly, July 18-21 2016, Kingston Jamaica

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R (2016) ‘The Class of 2010:  A Longitudinal Study of the Challenges for School Improvement experienced by a new academy in a socio-economically disadvantaged coastal region in England.’ International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 60th World Assembly, July 18-21 2016, Kingston Jamaica

James O’Meara, Eldridge, D., Steever, S., La Velle, S., and Ovenden-Hope-T. (2016) symposium ‘Preparing and supporting early stage teachers to achieve quality teachers for all by 2030’. International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 60th World Assembly, July 18-21 2016, Kingston Jamaica.

Ovenden-Hope, T and La Velle, L (2016) ‘Tried, Tested and Trusted: school teachers’ responses to translational research for knowledge mobilisation (MESHGuides) in curriculum planning for spelling.’ In symposia ‘UNESCO Education for All: Developing a translational research and knowledge mobilisation strategy for global and local perspectives through MESH Guides (Mapping Education Specialist knowHow).’ British Educational Research Association Conference, 13 – 15 September 2016, University of Leeds, England.

Ovenden-Hope, T (2016) Convenor of symposia ‘Recruitment, Retention and Region: the three 'R's' challenging school performance in England.’ Papers 1. The Emerging Crisis of Teacher Recruitment for Schools in England. Prof John Howson; 2. The Challenge to School Improvement in Coastal Regions in England. Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope; Dr Rowena Passy; 3. Challenging Perceptions for a North South Regional Divide in School Performance in England. Prof Stephen Gorard. British Educational Research Association Conference, 13 – 15 September 2016, University of Leeds, England.

Ovenden-Hope, T (2017) Organiser of BERA one day conference ‘The New Three R’s: Recruitment, Retention and Region, Challenges for Schools in England’ 12 June 2017, Plymouth University. https://www.bera.ac.uk/event/exploring-recruitment-retention-and-region (accessed 24 June 2017).

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R (2017) ‘Seven Years of Educational Change: An English schools’ journey to improve educational attainment and raise student expectations.’ International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly, Brno.

Ovenden-Hope, T, Blandford, B and Cain, T (2017) ‘RETAIN: The teacher retention programme for early career teachers in England’, in symposium: Evidence Based Knowledge for Teachers: generation, acquisition and mobilisation. S. B. Gompertz, A. Edwards-Jones, S. Waite, Sarah Younie, Marilyn Leask, James O’Meara, Tanya Ovenden-Hope, Maria Assunção Flores, Clemens Wieser. ) International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly, Brno.

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R (2017) ‘Qualitative Longitudinal Research: A case study of an English school that became an academy.’ Australian Association for Research in Education International Conference, 26 – 30 November, 2017, Canberra, Australia.

Ovenden-Hope, T and Passy, R (2017) ‘Leadership, Culture, Performance: Exploring the effects of educational policy for an under-performing coastal school in England that became an academy.’ Australian Association for Research in Education International Conference, 26 – 30 November, 2017, Canberra, Australia.

Externally Funded Research and Intervention Projects

Education and Training Foundation funded. Collaborative Pedagogy Special Project (August 2017 – March 2018) Project Lead and Principal Investigator.

Creative Education funded. Pedagogic Mentoring Programme, part of the Outstanding, Teaching, Learning and Assessment project by The Education and Training Foundation (January 2017 – July 2017) Project Lead and Principal Investigator.

Education and Training Foundation funded. Professional Exchange Network South West (PENS W) (July 2016 – July 2020) Project lead and Principal Investigator.

Education and Training Foundation funded. Collaborative Training Partnership Programme (August 2016 – July 2017) Partner Lead for South West.

Education Endowment Foundation funded. RETAIN: Teacher Retention Programme (December 2015 – March 2017). Principal Investigator/Project Lead.

Society of Education and Training funded. Leadership Development South West (2015) Project Lead.

Mixed funder. Coastal Schools (August 2010 – September 2017) Principal Investigator/Project Lead

European Social Fund funded. ICE House Project (Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise for Education) (October 2008 – February 2012). Plymouth University Principal Investigator and Project Manager

Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) Consultancy (2009 – 2013) Consultancy Director

Hibernia College funded. i-Teach (2009 – 2011), Project Leader

TDA funded. Retention Recruitment Challenge Grant (2008 – 2009), Principal Investigator

TDA funded. Strand 2 14-19 (2008 – 2010), Project Leader

BIS funded. E-enabled Initial Teacher Training for the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010), Project Manager

Devon County Council funded. Partnership development with all regional Social Services providers in Local Authority, 2011 – 2013. Partnership Lead

Plymouth University pump prime funding. Development of the Health, Education and Society Faculty Innovation Centre (FIC), 2012 – 2013 FIC Lead

DfES funded. Standards Unit ITT Research Project, 2006 - 2007. Principal Investigator

HELP CETL funded. Student development grant, 2007. Project manager

Peninsula Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training funded Research Grant, 2007. Principal investigator.

Higher Education Learning Partnership, Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (HELP CETL) CPD Award, 2007. Principal Investigator.

Further Education Development Agency Research Grant, 2000. Principal Investigator


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of The Society of Education and Training


Roles on external bodies

An active member of the educational community in a range of roles, Tanya is a school governor and director in two multi academy trusts; invited Executive Committee Member of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Professional Teaching and Special Interest Group (SIG) Convenor for the British Educational Research Association (BERA) on Educational Effectiveness and Improvement. She is also an Associate Analyst for the Department for Education. Professor Ovenden-Hope has used these roles to raise the profile of significant issues for education, such as the additional challenges for schools in coastal regions and the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. 


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