The Partnership Office

The Partnership Office deals with all sorts of work related to ITE and the partnerships between the Graduate School of Education and schools.

The maintenance of excellent levels of consistency is a key strength of the partnership. All key stakeholders are full of praise for the excellent lines of communication and the prompt and efficient manner in which university staff resolve any problems.
Ofsted Inspection Report 2010

Some of the things it does include:

  • It places all trainee teachers for their school-based work in partner schools throughout the South West .
  • It deals with administration for PGCE, School Direct and Teach First.
  • It supports school and university staff in the training of PGCE trainees
  • It supports other Graduate School of Education courses with work related placements
  • It works (with other colleagues) to provide Continuing Professional Development for Education professionals offering various routes in to M level qualifications and beyond
  • For details of training and development for Education professionals, please follow our Partnership in Continuing Professional Development link.

The Partnership Team

Jocelyn Sumner

is the Partnership Director and is responsible for overseeing the partnerships with schools. She is responsible for the formation and quality of the partnerships, the provision of the induction and support of mentors and for the assessment and moderation of trainees. Jos represents the University of Exeter's strategic partnership with Teaching Schools. Assisting her in this provision are: 

Corinne Greaves

is a Partnership Coordinator. Corinne places trainees into partnership schools; supports teachers through an extensive programme of partnership induction and ongoing support; deals with trainees' questions and concerns about school-based work, and is also responsible for supporting University Visiting Tutors when they undertake their visits to trainees in schools.

Lisa Fripp

is the ITE Programme Manager. She is responsible for a huge variety of issues including quality assurance, examination boards, course documentation, registration and Ofsted.

Kathryn Fyfe & Michelle Sidebotham

are Assistant Administrators and provide administrative support for the Primary, Secondary and School Direct ITE programmes. Michelle and Kathryn deal with all the administrative contact with schools, including bookings for induction and support, the trainees assessment processes, school packs and the associated returned information and database information updates. Kathryn, Michelle and Jon (Senior Administrator) are the people who usually answer the phone to schools.

Jon Vague

Senior Administrator

Jon helps to manage the team's workload and is responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks such as expense claims, school payments, UVT pay claims and the organisaiton of external examiner visits

Heidi Asman

Partnership Coordinator

Heidi places trainees into partnership schools; supports teachers through an extensive programme of partnership induction and ongoing support; deals with trainees' questions and concerns about school-based work, and is also responsible for supporting University Visiting Tutors when they undertake their visits to trainees in schools.