PGCE School Experience 1 Briefing

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PGCE School Experience 1
Briefing
Gill Woods
Important Dates for SE1
PRELIMINARY VISIT DAYS
Wednesday 1st October
Wednesday 8th October
8 WEEK BLOCK SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 1
(SE1)
Monday 13th October to
Friday 12th December
2014
MID POINT REVIEW TO BE SUBMITTED
By Friday, 21st November
2014
END OF SCHOOL EXPERIENCE REPORT
TO BE SUBMITTED
By Friday, 12th December
2014
Roles and Responsibilities of the Class Teacher (p.10)
 Attend training in order to support the SE process
 Discuss and clarify expectations
 Discuss planning with trainee
 Review planning, responding both to areas of strength
and areas that need further support.
 Formally observe a lesson every week, giving constructive
feedback.
 Conduct weekly reviews
 Support the trainee in the developing a variety of
teaching styles, behaviour management styles and
assessment.
 Check the Reflective Portfolio
Trainees should have…
 Lesson Planning: for all lessons taught. Reference to
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the Teachers’ Standards should be evident. Use the
new planning format
Self Evaluations: 1 detailed evaluation per day,
other evaluations can take the form of annotations
on lesson plans
1 formal lesson observation per week (class teacher,
lead mentor etc.)
Weekly Review
Opportunity to undertake the Professional Enquiry
tasks
Two files – School Experience and RP. These should
be in school every day
Preliminary Visit Days
They MUST have their DBS letter from University with them.
They should:
• Complete school information sheet
• Complete emergency contact information for school office
• Obtain copies of the school’s safeguarding, behaviour,
health & safety and e-safety policies.
• Obtain class timetable, basic pupil details etc.
• Planning
• Have an idea of arrangements for week 1 of the SE
Ensure they exchange emails/contact details with you
The School Experience file
Organisation of SE file
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Section 1
Classroom organisation
Staff responsibilities/duties, class list, classroom layouts and groupings.
Section 2
Planning for the current week
This should contain a timetable, lesson plans and evaluations for the current week.
Section 3
Planning for previous weeks
Organised chronologically and sub-divided into weeks
Section 4 Assessment
This section should contain evidence of how you have assessed and recorded pupil
progress/attainment whilst on School Experience.
NB: Always in school, visible and professional in appearance
Week 1
Expectations of SE1
1.Set up files according to the handbook
2.Observe at least one lesson daily and complete the Observation by Trainee Teacher form
3.Work alongside the class teacher taking groups as required and provide retrospective
lesson plans for at least 5 of these group lessons.
4.Discuss with the class teacher which groups they will be working with in subsequent
weeks, and the lessons they will be teaching.
5.Prepare lesson/session plans for groups to be taught in week 2. They should aim to be
planning one session each day. Discuss these with the teacher.
6.Prepare co-teaching lessons/sessions for next week with the class teacher.
7. Prepare a weekly review sheet for the weekly meeting and following the discussion,
complete the form with agreed targets set for the next week.
8.Make some reflective entries in the RP about what they have learned from their
experiences this week.
9.Identify a timescale to complete their professional enquiry tasks (and collection of PSS
data if appropriate).
Please note weeks 1 and 2 are not assessed.
Weeks 2 and 3
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Co-plan, co-teach and co-evaluate three whole class lessons/sessions with the
class teacher.
Continue to work alongside the class teacher supporting groups that the class
teacher has planned for. Make sure that there are clear plans for each
session/lesson taught.
Evaluate each lesson, one in detail each day, using the relevant form; this may
be the co-taught lesson on some days. Evaluate all other lesson plans by
annotating them to inform future planning.
Continue to observe the class teacher or observe an experienced teacher in
another key stage where possible. Complete the observation form and discuss
the learning with the class teacher.
Make notes about how the teacher records child progress.
Prepare a weekly review sheet for theweekly meeting and following the
discussion, complete the form with agreed targets set for the next week.
Check that files are up to date, well organised and presented.
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Weeks 4 and 5
 Teach five whole class lessons as a minimum.
 Continue all other expectations as described above for
weeks 2 and 3
UW Tutor Visit
 Time agreed; tutors should contact the lead
mentor in school to arrange the first visit
 Each visit should be approximately one and
a half hours in length
 Joint lesson observation; between class
teacher and tutor. All files (including RP)
accessible at the start of the lesson along
with lesson plan.
 Joint feedback; class teacher and tutor
feedback to trainee.
 Two visits
Mid Point Review
During the mid-point of the School Experience they will
meet with you and/or supervisory tutor to discuss their
progress to date and to set further targets for the next
few weeks. The school will complete the Mid-Point
Review Sheet and it should be kept at the front of your
school experience file with a copy emailed to
[email protected] This should arrive at the
School Experience office no later than Friday 21st
November 2014.
NB. They may be asked to return to UW for further support
following the mid-point review .
Weeks 6, 7 and 8
Teach at least two lessons per day – a combination of whole class and group
lessons. At least five lessons a week should be whole class lessons on their own.
You should act as their teaching assistant. Evaluate the effectiveness of these
lessons with the class teacher.
2. Have clear lesson plans for each group and whole class lesson taught.
3. Continue to support class teacher
4. Keep files are up to date.
5. Check that all professional enquiry tasks have been completed for SE1
In addition during week 8:
1. Ensure that all resources and items that have been borrowed are returned.
2. Check they have completed their RP.
3. Complete a Subject Knowledge Learning Plan for English, Maths and Science.
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Final SE1 Report
 Discuss the School Experience report with the teacher
and /or Lead Mentor and ensure that, once completed,
a copy is emailed to [email protected] by
Friday 12th December 2014. This should be word
processed and not sent in a pdf. format. You
should also email a copy of your attendance sheet.
IT IS THE TRAINEE TEACHER’S RESPONSIBILITY
TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
REPORT IS COMPLETED AND SENT TO THE RIGHT
PLACE BY THE APPROPRIATE DATE.
What is the purpose of the RP?
• The Reflective Portfolio enables them to record
their achievement against the Teachers’ Standards.
•They are responsible for making regular entries and
gathering appropriate evidence.
RP continued………
 Separate file in school at all times
 Evidence for Teachers’ Standards
 Reflective and developmental
 Used for target setting
 Random sample monitored
 Class teacher to view once a week
Grading Structure
 OT1
 OT2
 OT3
 Emerging
 Targeted Support
Targeted support
A clearer process
Any Questions..
Julie Sutton 2013

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