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.

Team Work

Team work

This Chapter Covers

In this chapter we emphasise the importance of collaborative working practices and the ways in which you can work towards achieving these. We identify the umbrella of experience and expertise both within and external to schools which contributes to children's holistic development.

Working with Support Staff

We use ‘support staff’ as a generic term to cover all practitioners who are responsible for supporting learning. Each of these professionals is a valuable human resource and should be deployed effectively to support children's cognitive, social and emotional development. Their skills and experience will be vast and varied. It is essential that you begin your placement with this acknowledgement in mind, engaging them in dialogue to ascertain their individual strengths, interests and roles.

Such professionals may ...

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