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Newman University works in partnership with a number of primary and secondary schools across the West Midlands.



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Mentor Training

Primary Coaching and Mentoring

Partnership tutors will undertake a coaching session with mentors when they undertake the joint observation with the school based tutor or class teacher in school. Please discuss with your partnership tutor when they contact you for the joint observation what you would like to focus upon within this session to develop you as a mentor.

New Mentor and Experienced Mentor Training Sessions for Primary Programmes

There will be Primary mentor training sessions for partner schools at Newman University during Autumn Term 2018.  Please complete the booking form and email to Margaret Bayliss to reserve a place or places.

Mentor Development Sessions for Secondary Programmes

At the start of each school based module Subject and Professional Mentors are invited to attend a briefing session here at Newman University.

Sessions will cover topics such as the paperwork requirements, processes and expectations of the University.  It is also an opportunity to meet members of the team, and discuss any concerns that may arise.

The Partnership Team are happy to meet with colleagues in school.  To book an appointment please contact:

Margaret Bayliss (Primary) or 0121 483 2204
Sandra Cable (Secondary) or 0121 483 2272


Partnership Information

Information for Schools

Working in Partnership with Newman
Newman aims to build constructive, reflective and responsive working relationships within early years settings, primary, secondary and middle schools and other non-formal education providers. Partnerships allow for pedagogic dialogue between professionals and provide settings where undergraduate and postgraduate students can undertake placements lasting from a few days to a year.

Successful partnerships ensure that our programmes are relevant and up-to-date for the next generation of teachers who are entering the profession and provide schools with the opportunity to use Newman’s strengths to support community cohesion developments.

Newman students bring new ideas, energy and enthusiasm to schools, reduce pupil/adult ratios, allow teachers to reflect on their own practice as well as bringing additional funding. At the same time Newman offers a member of staff to support, free mentor training, professional and academic accreditation for school-based tutors and negotiated CPD opportunities which impact upon school improvement.


Primary School Experience

Secondary School Experience