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