The Exeterpartner Research Community unites teachers' professional knowledge with academic research to improve teaching and learning.

ExPLAIN is a network open to anyone interested in professional learning.  To join the network please contact Professor Vivienne Baumfield or Professor Karen Mattick

Exeterpartner Research Community

The Exeterpartner Research Community is a new and evolving initiative. To register your interest, please contact Annabel Watson.


Spring Term 2019

Tuesday 12 March

British Educational Association/Chartered College Event: English in Education – Curriculum and Assessment day conference

With keynote speakers, John Richmond, author of ‘Curriculum and Assessment in English 11 to 19’, and Cathy Burnett, Professor of Literacy and Education, Sheffield Hallam University.

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Our research community is designed to support outstanding educational practice through bringing together teachers, researchers in education, and experts and practitioners from other fields to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to teaching and learning. We offer a wide range of opportunities for schools to get involved in research, and a range of tools and expertise for schools to draw on in developing their own research-informed teaching.

Joining our research community

All institutions which become part of our community will have the opportunity to make use of open access tools and participate in our networks and research seminars. We then offer options which include modules accredited at Masters’ level, or support which is specifically tailored to your needs. The Exeterpartner Research Community is linked to our Chartered College of Teaching regional hub, South West Excellence in Education for Teachers (SWEET), which runs free termly CPD events.

Open Access resources

ExPLAIN Start by joining our professional learning and inquiry network. This will link you with other partners and provide access to seminars, research teas, a newsletter and blogs.
Other GSE Research Networks

Our research networks pull together members of staff and postgraduate students who share common research interests and allow a flexible way to explore different themes. Some networks have facebook groups or blogs, and all would welcome involvement from external partners.

Research Centres Link up with our world-leading research centres to find out about current or future projects.