SDQW22 - School Experience to Progress Point 5 (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|Module title||School Experience to Progress Point 5|
|Module level||Honours (06)|
|Credit rating for module||45|
|School||School of Social Professions|
|Total study hours||450|
|Running in 2017/18||
The module consists of school or professional placement experience during which students undertake a range of observations, teaching practice and in-school training. The length of, and timing of, the assessed practice is specified by the university, but guided by external requirements. School mentors and university supervising tutors complete observations and a final report is completed with Pass/Fail assessment, with indicative grading in relation to the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teachers Standards for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
The prerequisite for the module is enrolment on the PGCE (Early Years, Primary or a Secondary course), the EYTS course or the QTS only course (for Salaried Trainees) and satisfactory completion of the School Experience to Progress Point 2 modiule
The assessment period will normally be in the Summer term. There will be a practical Pass/Fail assessment of teaching experience (100% weighting) with a recommended grade (1-3) reflecting grading criteria based on nationally approved documentation.
In this module, as opposed to School Experience to Progress Point 2, students are required to consistently meet all of the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teachers Standards for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
Prior learning requirements
Graduate (and must be enrolled on PGCE/EYTS)
To support the trainee to:
Achieve the professional Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teachers Standards for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
- To become a critically reflective practitioner inside and outside the classroom.
- To acquire the necessary skills, experience and understanding required to plan, deliver and evaluate the appropriate areas of the national curriculum (for their route) by the end of the module.
- Training and supervision of practice with focussed feedback and target-setting.
- Continuous practice of planning, teaching, evaluating and assessing using relevant curriculum documentation.
- Team work and collaborative practice within the school environment/setting.
- Collection of evidence to demonstrate that the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teachers Standards for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) are being addressed.
Learning and teaching
- Practical teaching experience with regular observation and feedback by school-based mentor and / or class teachers, where appropriate.
- Other professionals (Professional Coordinating mentor (PCM) and University Link Tutor) may also observe teaching or scrutinise training documentation to quality assure training and assessment.
- Regular meetings with the school-based mentor and / or class teacher during school experience.
- Independent study for reading, planning and evaluation.
- Reflection upon university based teaching to inform practice.
- Reflection upon practice to inform professional development.
- Blended learning – use of online materials and VLE.
On successful completion of the module, trainees will be able to:
- Demonstrate that they have achieved the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teachers Standards for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and have been able to teach satisfactorily across a sustained period.
- Demonstrate that they can behave in a professional manner through adherence to the school and university procedures and the professional expectations set out in the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teachers Standards for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
- Demonstrate that they are able to review their own teaching (through reflection and through feedback from colleagues) and identify targets and strategies for improvement of their practice.
- Demonstrate that they are able to establish themselves in the classroom with sufficient presence that they can conduct successful lessons.
- Plan and evaluate lessons to support children to make progress within subjects and across subject areas (as appropriate to their route).
- Apply a range of different formative and summative assessment strategies to inform planning and support and challenge children's learning.
- Apply a range of different teaching strategies to promote learning and manage behaviour successfully.
Assessment will be undertaken in the school / setting in which the student is placed. School-based mentors and / or class teachers complete regular observations, with formative feedback given on each occasion. A final report is completed with Pass / Fail assessment with a recommended grade (1-3) reflecting grading criteria based on nationally approved documentation.
'Cause for Concern' process may be instigated where concerns are raised about general progress, response to advice or lack of professionalism. (See PGCE Regulations regarding no automatic resit for Fail). Paragraphs 19 & 20 of the course regulations make it clear that full attendance is required on the course, both before and during School Experience, or students may be required to intermit or fail.
Primary / Early Years
Arthur, J., Grainger, T. & Wray, D. (eds.) (2006) Learning to Teach in the Primary School. Routledge Taylor and Francis.
Davies, S. (2006) The Essential Guide to Teaching. Pearson/Longman.
Moyles, J. (ed) (3rd ed.) (2007) Beginning Teaching: Beginning Learning. OUP/ McGraw-Hill Education.
Grigg, R. (2010) Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher. Pearson Education Limited.
Brooks, V., Abbott, I. and Bills, L (eds) (2004) Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools, Maidenhead: Open University Press
Capel, S., Leask, M. and Turner, T. (eds) (2005) Learning to Teach in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience London: Routledge
Dillon, J. and Maguire, M. (Eds) (2007) Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Teaching 3rd edition, Maidenhead: Open University Press