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The Partnership Office

The Partnership Office

Email: exeterpartner@exeter.ac.uk

Based at St Luke's Campus, the Partnership Office deals with all sorts of work related to Initial Teacher Education and the partnerships between the Graduate School of Education and schools.

Partnership Office work includes:

  • Placing all trainee teachers on the University-based course for their school-based work in partner schools throughout the South West.
  • We deal with administration for PGCE and School Direct training routes.
  • Support school and university staff in the training of PGCE trainees
  • Support other Graduate School of Education courses with work related placements (for example for the MA.Ed SEN course placements)
  • We work (with other colleagues) to provide Continuing Professional Development for Education professionals offering various routes in to M level qualifications and beyond.

The Partnership team

Jocelyn Sumner

Partnership Director As Partnership Director Jos 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.
Lisa Fripp ITE Programme Manager Lisa manages the university-facing elements of the PGCE programmes such as admissions, registration, quality assurance and examination boards. She also produces programme data and supports the PGCE programme team in being ready for an Ofsted inspection at any time.
Corinne Greaves 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.
Heidi Long 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.
Jon Vague Senior Administrator Jon helps to manage the team's workload and is the primary point of contact for School Direct lead schools. He is responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks such as processing and approving expense claims, school payments and UVT pay claims and also organises the external examiner visits
Kathryn Fyfe, Lucie Baker & Eileen Pye Administrative Assistants We provide administrative support for the Primary, Secondary and School Direct ITE programmes. Kathryn, Lucie and Eileen deal with all the administrative contact with schools, including bookings for induction and support, the trainees assessment processes, school packs and associated returned information and database information updates. Kathryn, Lucie and Eileen, as well as Jon, are the people who usually answer the phone to schools.