Armistice day: two minute silence
23 June 2009
Staff from the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure take on high profile external roles.
Professor Pat Shenton, Director of Quality and Strategic Development in the Faculty of Education Community and Leisure, has been invited to represent Higher and Further Education on the Practitioner Steering Group and the Quality Assurance Group for the Trust and Foundation Schools Programme.
LJMU is now leading the way in developing partnerships in Primary and Secondary Trust Schools. The Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure is currently supporting four established Trust School partnerships and is in consultation around a further 11 potential partnerships.
There are significant benefits in developing HEI/Trust school partnerships, including:
- the development of CPD provision for all staff, including certification, professional recognition and accreditation
- the deployment of the student workforce/support for Initial Teacher Training and work-based learning
- the provision of research support for activities within the Trust partnerships
- support for activities that promote widening access for post-16 students as well as parents/carers, such as the delivery of qualifications at foundation degree level and below, including support for the 14-19 curriculum
- partnership projects related to the specialism of the Trust Partnership and/or the schools within the Trust
- significant business and international potential.
Pat is also engaged in other high-profile activities externally, including Chairing the Trust Board of the North Pennine Learning Partnerships. In June this year she was invited to London, along with representatives from the Departments for Culture Media and Sport, and Children, Schools and Families, to address a Nigerian delegation of high level government, education and sport officials. Pat spoke about quality assured systems and processes associated with Initial Teacher Education and Training. She was also invited to attend the formal dinner with the Nigerian High Commissioner. One outcome of the event will be to secure key partnerships with a number of government and education officials to ensure exchange of information and opportunity in initial and continuing education and training.