Placement B1

Module summary

Module code: TEAC1160
Level: 6
Credits: 20
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Education
Module Coordinator(s): Lorraine Smith


Pre and co requisites

Successful completion of Placement A (Pass).


In addition to encouraging student teachers to demonstrate sustained achievement of the Teachers’ Standards, this courses aims to:
• Encourage student teachers to develop their own professional identity and use their initiative in decision making and accessing support.
• Guide student teachers to become creative, innovative and inclusive teachers, and to inject passion, inspiration and enthusiasm into their teaching.
• Enable student teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum
• Develop student teachers who are reflective practitioners.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully trainees will be able to:
• Demonstrate how to plan, teach and use assessment effectively in your specialist subject, draw on a range and depth of subject knowledge and pedagogy.
• Secure progression of all groups of learners by demonstrating consistently high expectations, managing behaviour effectively and creating an atmosphere conducive to learning.
• Take responsibility for children’s learning and through reflecting on assessment, data and evaluating lessons, be able to secure improvement.
• Demonstrate professional commitment to pupil learning and well being
• Meet all the Teachers’ Standards consistently and demonstrate how you can make meaningful links between commitment to reflective practice and professional development.

Indicative content

School experience including ‘serial day’ placement.
• The main content of the course will be:
• The wider professional role of the teacher, e.g. form tuto0r, PSHE, inter-agency work, etc
• Learning and teaching in the specialist subject
• Integrating University and school based content
• Focus on Teachers’ Standards, i.e. through placement file and e-portfolio
School-led student teachers will be tutors in the school context.

Teaching and learning activity

The triangle of student teacher, mentor and tutor will facilitate the following learning and teaching activities:
• Observation of lessons.
• Collaborative research, planning, teaching and evaluation with mentor, tutors and peers.
• Solo teaching.
• Being observed by mentors and tutors
• Feedback
• Discussion
• Tutorial
• Target setting and action planning
• School based ‘training’ sessions


Summative Assessment: Report - Pass / Fail graded, 100% weighting.
1, Evaluation of students’ supporting evidence against each of the Teachers’ Standards (2012)
2, Placement report written by the mentor at the end of this placement benchmarked against the Teachers’ Standards (2012). A pass/fail judgement is made by mentors, and moderated by tutors.
Outline Details: B1 report written by the mentor at the end of this phase of the placement against the Teachers’ Standards. This is based upon evidence for these standards as a pass/fail judgement made by mentors and moderated by tutors.

Students are required to pass all components in order to pass the course.

Formative Assessment: Trainees are observed formally on a weekly basis and provided with feedback. Weekly tutorials are conducted with the mentor to support the trainee in developing targets to support their progress.