Project Details


There is wide recognition that most EU countries face a shortage of teachers, prompted by an ageing teacher population, fewer students enrolling in initial teacher education courses
and more teachers leaving the profession before they reach retirement age. A centrally important part of attracting and retaining teachers is early career support for novice teachers
and continuing professional development for staff who are more experienced. A career that remains attractive through opportunities to learn and progress contributes to greater job
satisfaction and wellbeing, and is likely to promote higher levels of staff retention.
The project will be undertaken by five national partnerships of an HEI and a school/early years setting from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Spain. Twenty staff will
be closely involved from these institutions; they will involve other staff in project activities and disseminate learning through their institutions. Over 1,000 non-partner educators and
learners will be engaged with different project activities from HEIs, schools, early years settings and local communities.

Layman's description

The project investigates higher educational institutions across several countries. The project is focused upon the relationships between similar higher education institutions and schools. These relationships or partnerships between schools/institutions are investigated according to how they work, the structures and processes involved as well as the results that emerge from such a partnership.
Effective start/end date01/10/20 → 30/06/23

Collaborative partners

  • University of Plymouth (lead)


  • learning, educational science and teaching


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