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1 Kirsty Anderson Teaching Fellow: Durham University

2  PGCE: 2 long term placements  Initially a HASE placement  Optional days in school in University based weeks  University weeks: M/T/W in University, Th/F in school  Th/F can be optional for PGCE but NOT optional for SD  2 week enhanced placement

3  Collegiate system  Students apply to a college  Support provided (some live in the Colleges)  Same for SD and core PGCE students

4  PGCE students (including SD) have placements organised and supported by a school cluster  One lead school with 6-8 students  School Training Centre Coordinator (STCC) will liaise with students and university  Sometimes the STCC is the head  QA tutor for each cluster  All schools have a partnership liaison tutor  SD alliances have access to the same support for QA

5  St John Vianney School in Hartlepool: first Alliance to adopt School Direct model  Alliance wanted to maintain the academic rigour provided by the PGCE model at Durham University  Teaching and Learning conference- week long in January  Same time in University as core PGCE students  Tutor guidance offered by Alliance initially

6  More directed time in school that core PGCE (optional Th/F for core PGCE)  PGCE is at Masters level  Placements directed by the school alliance  Placements within alliance of schools  Kathleen Brown is SD lead at Durham University 

7  Schools will approach the University and choose to be partners  Applications are shared with school alliance and DU  Interviews are held in school  Interview process is enhanced by a child-centred experience: eg. Small group teaching or a child led interview panel  School takes the lead on who will be offered the places  DU paperwork used  DU representatives support interview process

8  Currently 12 SD places, of which 11 are filled: 9 fee paying, 2 salaried  Hartlepool based Teaching Alliance  2014-15: 15 fee paying SD places, 5 salaried  Some of the current partnership schools are considering SD in the future

9  Teaching Alliance in Newcastle  2 universities chosen by students  Paired placements: September-January  Mon-Thurs in school  Fri- study day (1 in 4 in University)  Pedagogy led by the school based staff  QA from the Alliance


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