Pearson Marang Education Trust

The Pearson Marang Education Trust has focused on best practice as an approach to improving the quality of teaching, learning and school management in South Africa.

Who we are

Through research, engagement and development at the coalface of education, the school and the classroom, the Pearson Marang Education Trust (PMET) has focused on best practice as an approach to improving the quality of teaching, learning and school management in South Africa.

Our purpose is to contribute to the education community through direct provisioning of professional development and support and bursaries for public benefit in partnership with the Department of Basic Education.

The Pearson Marang Education Trust District and School Development Model

PMET is a SACE Accredited Provider and works to support the Department of Basic Education and its policies by focusing on building capacity within the education system to enable and support the meaningful implementation of the DBE’s learning-centred, participatory, problem-solving approach to teaching and learning.

PMET Programmes

District Partnership Programme (DPP)

Launched in 2012, the DPP is an initiative that adopts a holistic approach towards school improvement. The programme capacitates district officials to enable under-performing schools to become steadily achieving schools capable of sustainable development. Through the mediation of existing Department of Basic Education policies, the DPP enables district officials together with school management teams and teachers to implement their roles and responsibilities with accountability.

The DPP also includes:

  • Annual National Leadership and Exchange
  • Seminar to foster professional networking between provinces
  • Annual Provincial Symposium where district officials share their best practices

Pearson Institute Undergraduate Programme

Launched in 2014, in partnership with Pearson Institute of Higher Education, the Undergraduate Bursary Programme is available to qualifying grade 12 learners from all SSDP high schools. Offering fully funded tertiary study opportunities for any Pearson Institute undergraduate courses, the bursary also provides placement programmes with access to competitive employment opportunities.

Master Scholarship Programme

Pearson Marang Education Trust (PMET) is passionate about making a valued and sustainable contribution towards improving the quality of education in South Africa. The establishment of our Masters Scholarship Programme enabled us to further enrich disadvantaged students' lives. The Programme provides two scholarships every 24 months; allowing students to achieve their Masters in Education and in doing so, make a positive impact on the number of postgraduate professionals.