HOW WILL I STUDY?

Your learning experience will include lectures, seminars, workshop sessions and tutorials delivered using a hybrid blend of on-campus and online teaching. Independent study will be supported by materials provided through the virtual learning environment using a range of online teaching tools and applications. Your university- based experiences will be underpinned by reference to current research.

You will spend a significant amount of time undertaking professional practice placements, and school based enhancements, in key stages 1 and 2 in our network of schools. During these experiences you will have opportunities to observe the work of expert practitioners. You will reflect on and discuss this practice with those practitioners and your trained school-based mentor. You will spend time in a variety of settings including; a Forest School, SEND unit and secondary education. Whilst on professional practice you will also receive full paediatric and mental health first aid training, as well as the opportunity to take part in an exhilarating outdoor adventure activity day in a specialist setting.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment strategies will include presentations to different audiences, academic essays individually tailored around your own professional interests, and ongoing task submission.

During professional practice your school-based mentor will assess your development through reflective conversations, reviewing and discussing your planning and assessment records, observing your teaching, and gathering the perspectives of other adults and, of course, of the children who work with you.

In all cases, you will be given clear assessment guidance. The assessment criteria will be shared with you and you will be given constructive feedback to help you to set targets and identify actions to help you make further progress.

You will compile an electronic portfolio that brings together evidence to demonstrate your professional development and your ability to meet the Teachers’ Standards.

There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.