Initial Teacher Training - Trainers Pack and Programme



Mentor Training and Handbooks
Partnerships with Schools

Mentor Training and Handbooks

  • Value the mentor as a partner in the development of courses
  • Share good practice between partnership schools
  • Keeping mentors informed about legislation and university procedures
  • Providing training and lesson observation
  • Invite mentors to exhibitions
  • Supporting the mentors professional development (comments from mentors)
  • Exemplar Course Handbooks The University of Exeter has a Secondary PGCE Art and Design Handbook available online at
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Partnerships with Schools

  • ยท Managing Partnerships (schools, galleries and alternative placements)
    • Types of partnerships might include schools and alternative placements for students
      Example of a partnership agreement:
      The role of Induction Tutors:
    • Evaluating the benefits of particular placements as contributors to student learning
    • Building relationships with galleries, museums and community art projects

      A leading professional association for gallery educators, is dedicated to promoting greater access to and enjoyment of the visual arts - through action-research projects, training, publications, and advocacy. Based in the UK, engage's membership includes gallery education and museum staff, artists, teachers and freelancers, as well as art galleries and museums, from around the world, including Europe, Japan and Australia.


      Cabinets of Curiosity by Sara Selwood, Sue Clive and Diana Irving (Art and Society) ISBN 0 900331 968 3 (1994)
      Crossing the Line - Extending Young People's Access to Cultural Venues edited by John Harland and Kay Kinder (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) ISBN 0 903319 91 8 (1999)