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Achieving Outstanding on your Teaching Placement

Achieving Outstanding on your Teaching Placement
Early Years and Primary School-based Training

October 2011 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Outstanding Professional Attributes
About the Authors
Table of Acronyms
Glossary of Key Terms
Professional Attributes
Professional Knowledge and Understanding
Planning for Teaching and Learning
Outstanding Teaching
Assessment for Learning
Team Work
Classroom Management
Pursuing Your Own Professional Development
Organising Your Files
Going beyond the Standards
Developing Your Own Professional Identity
Appendix - List of QTS Standard by Chapter

'A comprehensive and thorough guide for Primary Education students....... an essential read' -
Richard Myers, Early Primary Education student

'This book will help trainee teachers optimise their progress, and move it towards 'outstanding', during the school based aspect of their training. It contains both points for reflection and case studies which emphasise the importance of 'brave' teaching where experimentation, creativity and flexibility are developed and employed in classroom settings' -
Anna Cox Course Leader, PGCE Early Years Education, University of Northampton

This is an essential book for trainee teachers to read if they want to move beyond meeting the standards. It encourages reflection and gives clear information about what outstanding looks like.

Mrs Suzanne Strawford
School of Education, Newman University College
April 29, 2013

The primary PGCE trainees have found this a useful companion to their studies. The book is full of practical help and advice and trainees find it to be accessible and highly useful.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
February 18, 2013

an absolute must for meeting the needs of high achieving students.

Dr Liane Purnell
Department of Education, Newman University College
January 22, 2013

Beginning with a Glossary of Terms from 'Achievement' to 'Zone of Proximal Development', this book offers useful strategies for teaching and learning to be appreciated by trainee teachers, and experienced teachers looking for refreshment or affirmation.

Dr Margaret Simms
Training, ProCEEd
June 14, 2012

This book focuses upon lots of key issues and will help us push the students towards improvements and the links made to research encourages more analysis of theory to coincide with the practical considerations which will, hopefully, make for creative teachers.

Mr Gwyn Ellis
School of Education, Bangor University
June 6, 2012

This book if heavily underpinned by the old QTS standards. Out programme is employment based so trainees are in school all the time, not just for placements.

Dr Elizabeth White
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
May 17, 2012

I will be recommending this book to students I oversee on teaching placements who are keen to move their practice beyond 'good'. It is a useful and practical guide for this purpose.

Dr Elizabeth Jackson
Faculty of Education (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
March 15, 2012

Useful but the standards have beeb revised. Will it be updated?

Miss Liz McGuire
PGCE Secondary, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
January 16, 2012

Well structured and easy to link with practice.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
November 23, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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