Plymouth University Institute of Education

South Petherwin School is an associate partnership school with the University of Plymouth.  Our headteacher, Mrs Mills, is a trained school mentor for the University of Plymouth and a member of the Primary Partnership Committee.
This partnership reinforces commitment to the teaching profession and improves standards of teaching in schools, colleges, training providers and other agencies.
We regularly have student teachers from Plymouth University in our school and have gone on to employ outstanding trainee teachers from the University.
The benefits to the school are:
  • affiliation with Plymouth University's longstanding reputation for excellence within education and teaching
  • enhanced evaluation of practice
  • opportunities to share new ideas, expertise and best practice
  • links with qualified and experienced personnel
  • prospects for continuing professional development (CPD)
Benefits to Plymouth Institute of Education include:
  • high quality practitioner training so that each student can meet required standards
  • access to good professional practice in a variety of contexts
  • opportunities to see current initiatives in action
  • provision of supportive and appropriate first destinations for students.