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Clare Shaw

Senior Lecturer

Marjon Teacher Education Partnership

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Clare Shaw

Role Summary

I teach across the BEd Primary, PGCE and School Direct teaching routes.  My main area of teaching is focussed on Professional Studies.  I am the lead for the BEd 2 trainees and also am responsible for placements and mentor training.  

I have been an Assistant Headteacher in a federation of primary schools and also a literacy subject leader. I have worked mainly in Upper KS2 and was also the ITT co-ordinator working with trainees from all routes into teaching.  


  • Masters in Education (Distinction) A case study of good mentoring in practice in the primary school setting. 
  • PG Cert in Coaching and Mentoring
  • PG Cert in Professional Development, University of St Mark and St John
  • PG Cert in Education, College of St Mark and St John
  • BA Hons English Literature and English Language, College of St Mark and St John


  • Primary English Education
  • Professional Studies


NQT into leadership Action research    October 2016 – January 2017   Dr Ian Luke, Gill Golder, Clare Shaw (collaborator)

I am interested in Reflective Practice and how trainee teachers engage in the process during their training. I am also keen to explore how a Coaching and Mentoring model can enhance the relationship between mentor and trainee in school.


A Practical Guide
Edited by Susan Capel and Julia Lawrence 2018   Co-author on chapter.

Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Primary Operations Group – committee made up of university tutors, school based mentors, ITT co-ordinators, teachers, students and head teachers.   Working alongside the ITE partnerships schools on current issues, updates, trainees, mentor training.

Roles on external bodies


Other Interests

Teaching and Learning Conference – University of St Mark and St John – June 2016 – presenter through invitation

Coaching and Mentoring Symposium – University of St Mark and St John – July 2016 – presenter through invitation

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