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.

Pursuing Your Own Professional Development

Pursuing your own professional development

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According to Ofsted outstanding trainees ‘take full responsibility for their own professional development’ (2009: 36). This chapter examines ways in which you can take ownership of your own professional development to enable you to address your specific training targets. During your placements you will be expected to take responsibility for identifying and meeting your developing professional needs. This is a key professional standard. You should be able to reflect on your own practice and identify short-, medium- and long-term targets to support your professional development. Your professional targets are personal to you. Consequently this means that your training experience should also be shaped to meet your own needs. School-based mentors have a partial responsibility ...

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