Making a success of your teaching placement is a vital part of achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). With a focus on practical, this book provides essential guidance on how to translate the ‘outstanding’ criteria into practice. The authors break down the OfSTED criteria so that you can identify the skills and knowledge you need to make the most of your placements.

Packed with case studies, practical tasks and links to the (QTS) standards, the book is structured around: Developing professional knowledge; Planning; How to be an outstanding teacher; Classroom management; Teamwork; Assessment; Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This book will help trainees make the difficult jump from ‘good’ to achieving an ‘outstanding’ on their placements.

Going Beyond the Standards

Going beyond the standards

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Throughout the training process you will have initially enjoyed the support of your training provider and school-based mentors. As your knowledge, skills and understandings have developed you will have become increasingly reflective and so will have developed a clearer and stronger professional identity. As an outstanding trainee you will now be familiar with, and capable of, evidencing your ability to demonstrate the full scope of all the professional competencies for QTS. In moving beyond these competencies you will need to work with much greater independence. To do so you must consider the development of your own systems, initiatives and ideas. Such innovations clearly need to be discussed with your school-based mentors and other colleagues. In this ...

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