University of Roehampton is one of the leading ITT providers in the country working collaboratively with hundreds of schools across London and the South East. Our partnerships enable us to draw on the immense expertise of our school based colleagues. Many schools find that working with our trainees is an excellent way to recruit quality NQTs. The trainees have the opportunity on placement to demonstrate their ability and enthusiasm and both they and schools can gauge compatibility.
In our FAQs section you'll find information on school experience dates, funding available to your school, taking a trainee during an Ofsted Inspection, what your school is required to do, training for class teachers and mentor training, and what our trainees do on placement. We always welcome your thoughts and queries on our primary school placements, so please don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Roehampton partner schools also benefit from INSET provided by University staff and partners, who offer university accredited training, at significantly reduced cost.
We are building on the 2015 focus on quality, there is:
Q How do I apply for placements?
If you are an existing partner school we will be in touch shortly via email with a link to register online. If you haven't worked with us before, then please give us a call on +44 (0)20 8392 3292/3680 or email email@example.com.
Q What dates will trainees be in my school?
A Our trainees do Block School Experience. Download the calendar of dates for 2016/2017.
|Stage of Training||Number of Days in School||Placement Payment||Payment for SBM||Placement Breakdown|
|PGCE Stage 1||40||£400||£400||We pay £400 for hosting trainee and £400 for SBM –£50 per observation total of 4 with the possibility of a 5th observation in the event of difficulties as it is the first BSE. £150 for the final overview as this forms the interim reference.|
|PGCE Stage 2||62||£300||£300||We pay £300 for hosting trainee and £300 for SBM – £50 per observation total of 4. £100 for the final overview this is the NQT reference.|
|Year 1||28||£200||£200||We pay £200 for hosting trainee and £200 for SBM – £50 per observation total of 2 and £100 for the final overview.|
|Year 2||48 (split placement)||£400||£400||We pay £400 for hosting trainee and £400 for SBM – £50 per observation total of 4 with the possibility of a 5th observation in the event of difficulties over the split BSE. £150 for the final overview as this forms the interim reference.|
|Year 3||54||£300||£300||We pay £300 for hosting trainee and £300 for SBM – £50 per observation total of 4. £100 for the final overview this is the NQT reference.|
Q What do trainees do when there's an Ofsted inspection in my school?
A We would not normally expect a trainee to take the class during the inspection. You have a highly skilled and motivated person who can work as a TA to support the learning of your children:
Trainees can add value to your Ofsted inspection. They are motivated and bring experience relevant to their stage of training. For example, schools hosting Year 3 trainees from the undergraduate programme have someone with 3 years practical experience as well as an in-depth understanding of learning, child development and a specialist, subject strength.
In the run up to your Inspection trainees could:
When the notification of an inspection visit comes:
Q How can the school support trainees?
A New for this year is the half day Class Teacher Training for which we pay supply cover to release your teacher. This provides good CPD for teachers and leads onto the new one day school based mentor course. As previously highlighted in the letter we sent to you in January (see enclosed), you need to have your class teacher trained before they can have a trainee in their classroom. Please see dates available.
Teachers who are already trained as school based mentors do not need to do the class teacher training.
Q What support will my school receive from the university?
A We provide training for school based mentors on how best to support the trainee and integrate them within your school. Training is free of charge for our placement schools with supply cover also paid for. Mentoring skills are transferable for staff to use within their own schools with the possibility to progress to a 20 credit MA module, subject to additional fees.
Q When does class teacher and mentor training run?
A Please click here to view the dates.
Q Do trainees have a DBS disclosure?
A Yes - all trainees have a full-enhanced DBS disclosure and complete a thorough, all-encompassing child protection/safe guarding course before going into school.
PGCE Full Time
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"This was our first year as training partners with Roehampton. We had 14 first year trainees who were well supported, were having outstanding training, were highly motivated and just fun to have around. They have made a significant positive impact on our academy."