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Successful Teaching Placements in Secondary Schools

Successful Teaching Placements in Secondary Schools

First Edition
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September 2008 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
Professional teaching placements are an essential part of secondary teacher training, with trainees spending around two thirds of their time in schools. This practical handbook helps trainees fully prepare for their school experience, offering the guidance and reassurance to ensure they are confident and successful during placement. It is full of invaluable advice and practical suggestions, with clear links to the Professional Standards for QTS throughout.
The challenges of placement
Orientation: preparing for placement
Beginning professional placement
Planning and evaluating
Teaching: delivering learning
Assessment, monitoring and reporting
Managing student behaviour
Your pastoral role
SMSC, citizenship and PSHE
The broader curriculum
Making progress: observation, target-setting and assessment
Your first post

allows students to review the inclusion agenda

Mrs Sara Bell
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Chester University
October 10, 2022

Thought provoking for ITE students about how they need to behave and ideas for a successful placement

Mr Tom Cowan
Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth
June 7, 2016

Easily accessible text for trainees alongside other wider reading. Some practical advice to support with a range of issues and aspects of school placements. Useful case study sections to contextualise the focus.

Mrs Louise Beattie
Institute of Education, Worcester Univ.
November 22, 2013

A good read and lots of helpful advice and guidance for student teachers.

Mrs Ruth Seabrook
Education Enterprise Office, Roehampton University
April 12, 2012

Excellent text - covering a key range of issues and offers excellent tops for PGCE students.

Dr Nasser Mansour
The School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Exeter University
March 6, 2012

K Shilvock

Kate Shilvock is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. Kate leads the Secondary PGCE Core Professional Studies course and the Secondary PGCE English with Drama course. She also has involvement with GTP and Flexible ITE trainees. A former Head of English, she has extensive experience of teaching. She has acted as both subject and professional mentor to ITE students on school placement. Kate has interests in literacy and gender issues. More About Author

Melanie Pope

Melanie Pope is an Assisstant Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. She is Deputy Course Leader for the Secondary PGCE and teaches on the Secondary PGCE English with Drama course. Melanie has worked in schools in the West Midlands where she was Literacy Co-ordinator and a Leading Teacher. Her research interests include children's and teacher's metalinguistic awareness and the emotional implications of learning. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844451838