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BA (Hons) Primary Education PGF School Based Training Briefing
Placement Requirements Handbooks All handbooks are now electronic and are available on the Partnership website Specific – Relates to this placement Page 4 – 9 give a summary overview of the placement, telling you what the requirements and expectations for the placement are. Page 38 – 40 gives an overview of the responsibilities of the University tutor, school mentor and School Tutor (class teacher) are for the PGF placement. Pages 42 onwards contain the appendices that have all the pro formas that the student may need during the placement.
The placement dates The students are attached to the school for 11 weeks. Main block begins on Monday 17 th March and ends on Friday 27 th June ‘14 The students have a two week break for Easter and one week at half term. If the school has additional days off within this time the student will need to show that they are using the time for school activities, planning, marking…. They do not need to make up this time. If the student is off ill they may need to complete extra time at the end of the placement. (This will be considered case by case) Occasionally, undertaking an extra week or two at the end of the placement can make all the difference for a student who has been ‘at risk’ and is almost showing the signs of acceptable practice when the final report is due. “Exceptional Factors” are not required for SBT! However, a doctor’s note will be required if a student is absent for more than five consecutive school days.
Acting professionally and safely Expect your student to act professionally throughout the placement. Appropriate dress Time keeping and engagement beyond the school day Absence (pg 6 SBT Hbk) Physical contact with children (pg 7 SBT Hbk) Getting involved in whole school life (pg 35) Make sure that they are aware of the named member of staff and procedures for safeguarding.
Time off for interviews The student should be allowed time off to attend interviews (including teaching an observed lesson as part of the selection process). It is not permissible to take time off to go and look around schools, unless this is organised at the end of the school day and will not impact on the student’s teaching commitments. Students should explain to any school to which they are applying for jobs that they are currently on their final assessment placement. This shows that they are professionally committed to their teaching. Attendance at multiple interviews may result in the placement being extended.
Advice to students: Things to do BEFORE the placement: Files –check sheet in (appendix 1, 42-43) Letter to Head teacher introducing yourself Contextual Analysis (including Pupil Premium/FMS data) Target Progress Sheet for your teacher to sign ( Appendix 6, p.48) Key Issues and action plan (Appendix 7, p. 49) Your priorities - use your PDR Put your final report from PG1 in the front of your teaching file Things to do in the first few days: Share your Key Issues and target progress sheet with the School Tutor / mentor Agree and include an initial timetable –include this in your file Complete the checklist of Professional Requirements (see Appendix 3, p. 45) Planning, relevant to your particular placement, for the first week of teaching and approved by the teacher/mentor
Target Setting and reflection Students should have begun to identify initial targets at the outset of the placement through their PDR tutorials. These should have been set out on the Key Issues and Target sheet (Appendix 7), which they should have already shared with you. As the student gets feedback from their teaching and engagement with the placement, they should be using this to feed into the target setting process and use Appendix 6 to record and track progress. They should also identify some Key Issues which they need to work on that specifically relate to this school. Eg.mixed age classes, Pupils with EAL, using the outside classroom (HB p. 11) The student should be reflecting on their progress on a weekly basis through their ongoing analysis and through the use of the Grading Criteria in weekly discussions their class teacher or mentor.
Teaching requirements Group work and some teaching before Easter Building to teaching a 70% timetable by week beginning 12 th May 80% in final 2 weeks (10% PPA & 10% PDR time) – reduced planning to weekly format to accommodate this. Teaching sequences of lessons of English (including Phonics), Maths and as many other curriculum subjects/areas of learning Please support your student by: Arranging a regular meeting time - to look at planning, progress, key issues, set targets Reading and comment on their files, lesson plans/evaluations/weekly review. Facilitating students to use their Professional Development time productively: For example: Observing and supporting staff/children in other classes/phases Completing school based tasks (see page 24 of SBT handbook) Shadowing other professionals Preparing materials and displays etc Addressing tasks in the Phonics Workbook
Expectations - 1 week ahead of themselves..? MMU Lesson Plan pro forma has changed slightly to emphasise the importance of impact on children's learning in all aspects of the lesson and the student’s evaluation of the children's learning. School pro forma or MMU pro forma? Please use the MMU pro forma initially. If appropriate use school planning pro forma BUT please liaise with MMU tutor about this. Planning requirements
Marking books Marking books Setting and marking homework Setting and marking homework Group assessment Group assessment Whole class assessment Whole class assessment Levelled Assessment Levelled Assessment AoL and AfL AoL and AfL 1 school report on 1 child (choose the child now) 1 school report on 1 child (choose the child now) Manageable and useful Manageable and useful Assessment requirements
Students should be evaluating all their teaching – it shows thinking and reflections The lesson evaluation should reflect on both the impact on children’s learning and the student’s teaching MMU planning format is specifically guiding them to think about what the children have learned in the lesson. Please look at files to check evaluations have been done and that they are meaningful. When completing RoLOs, please comment on your perception of the impact on children’s learning as a result of the lesson (Subject/Curriculum Pedagogical Knowledge and Understanding) How valuable is a student’s lesson evaluations?
Child study about a child with EAL. Child study about a child with EAL. Or the EAL portfolio workbook on the PGF unit of Moodle Or the EAL portfolio workbook on the PGF unit of Moodle Complete the “Managing Behaviour” portfolio and task Complete the “Managing Behaviour” portfolio and task Complete the “Teaching Phonics” handbook and tasks Complete the “Teaching Phonics” handbook and tasks Use the iPad to film the student teaching Use the iPad to film the student teaching Carry out NC levelling, write one report and carry out an end of unit assessment according to guidelines in the handbook. Carry out NC levelling, write one report and carry out an end of unit assessment according to guidelines in the handbook. The pupil annual report should be done using the reporting to parents format used in your school. The pupil annual report should be done using the reporting to parents format used in your school. This should be shared with the class teacher for This should be shared with the class teacher for feedback on what has been written. feedback on what has been written. Placement Tasks:
RoLOs Focused and regular – at least one a week in addition to the phonics RoLO. Phonics RoLO separate and specific. There are three of these in the Phonics PT&D Handbook. It will also be available from the Partnership website. Interim Report – week beginning 12 th May Overall assessment: Outstanding/Good Pass, Requires Improvement or At Risk and graded 1-4. There is clear guidance in the SBT report as to how the overall grade will be determined. Final Report – week beginning 16 th /23 rd June Overall assessment: Outstanding /Good Pass, Requires Improvement or Fail and graded 1-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phMV4bYEj8U&feature=youtu.be The Grading Criteria – now an integral part of the SBT Report but also available as a separate document to be used on a regular basis throughout the placement to support progress through target setting. How the students are monitored and assessed:
As soon as possible; verbal and written feedback. RoLOs can be handwritten or electronic. Try to avoid description ( You managed the children effectively) – try to be analytical (Your management style was effective based on positivity, rewards but also a firm no nonsense approach – well done!!) See the example RoLO on the Partnership website. All RoLOs need feedback on the student’s subject knowledge and the impact of the lesson on the children’s learning. Identify one or two points to discuss with specific advice and short summary of any minor points. Summary ‘what next’ and discuss what student has learnt. Agree future targets using grading criteria with suggestions of how to achieve them. Make targets direct and specific with timescales. Feeding back to students
Your responsibilities to support the students: Arrange a meeting time - to look at planning, progress, key issues, set targets Help them identify targets (Appendix 6 pg 48). Read and comment on their files, lesson plans/evaluations/weekly review. Help then complete specific tasks: – Phonics Booklet, – Behaviour Management Booklet – Child with EAL Study, – Raise Online – Pupils Premium Help them become more independent Facilitate student to use their Professional Development time productively - observing other teachers, EAL child study …? Discuss assessment and make sure they are assessing Observe & write ROLOS – verbal and written feedback – 1 per week - some focussed - p23/24 Complete drafts of the REPORTS electronically – Interim and Final before MMU Tutor visit please.
16 Interim Report There will be an Interim Report on the student’s progress around wb 5 th May (but this may be in the week 12 th May. This will comprise of: A joint observation between the University Tutor and the School Tutor (class teacher) or mentor. A review of the student’s files. Please make sure that you have been engaging with these throughout the course of the placement. A discussion of the draft of the SBT report and, as a result, an agreement of the grades to be awarded. A discussion with the student on their progress and of their targets to move them to good/outstanding by the end of the placement. Final Report There will be a Final Report on the student’s progress and the result will be agreed by the end of the placement (wb 17 th June or 23 rd June). Some with a late 2 week half term will have final report in wb 23rd June. This visit follows a similar format to the Interim visit, but without the lesson observation. The tutor will spend more time looking at files, engagement with tasks and evidence of progress. Visits and support from the University Tutor:
17 Grade 1 Profile student: 4 or more Grade 1s which must include: Professional Practice - Teaching at Grade 1. No Grade 3s Grade 2 Profile student: 4 or more Grade 2s which must include: Professional Practice - Teaching at Grade 1 or 2 Grade 3 Profile student: A Grade 3 in Teaching is a Grade 3 overall 4 or more grade 3s is a Grade 3 overall At Risk/Fail Profile Student: Grade 4 in ONE or more elements In a situation where a student has a varied profile across the grades, a professional discussion will inform and determine the overall outcome Grading the student
18 Inform University as soon as possible if you have concerns, do not wait until Interim. Extra support from University Tutor. Let the student know of concerns; evidenced by RoLos. Clear audit trail of RoLos: evidence areas of concern identified, targets set and monitored. ‘At Risk’ pro forma MUST be completed by University Tutor, School Tutor with student present, at Interim. Set clear SMART targets, action points with timescales. Extra visit to support student by University Tutor after Interim and Senior Moderator visit. At Risk: Grade 4 at Interim
Use the Grading Criteria to map where the student is ‘performing at’ so that they know what their next steps are; Through weekly RoLOs/discussions, set SMART targets that will support the student’s progess; Encourage the student to identify targets on individual lesson plans and to reflect on progress towards them through their weekly reflections, clearly identifying their own “next steps” towards addressing these. Engage with the student’s files: – Are they planning clear sequences of lessons to develop the children’s learning? – Are their lesson evaluations insightful and do they reflect on the IMPACT upon children’s learning, their own professional development and next steps? – Are subsequent lesson plans annotated to show how they have been adapted in order to act upon previous evaluations? – Is there clear evidence of the use of assessment to monitor and track pupils progress? – Are they up to date with their placement related tasks? Moving students to Good or Outstanding
Contact details: Ruth Dann PGCE Cohort Leader at Crewe Ben Steel PGCE Cohort Leader at Didsbury Partnership Coordinators: Liz Martindale & Corinne Woodfine (Crewe) Brenda Judge & Liz Symes (Didsbury ) Placements Offices: /5065/ Partnership website: