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    I'm nearing my first placement, I will pass with a satisfactory (3) grade. Others on their placements do you have your own Sims or equivalent login? I never got given one, so access to student data/putting sanctions on/contacting parents etc I had to always ask other teachers to do things for me and I felt it inhibited my overall effectiveness. In addition, if the host teacher was late for me to do the register I had to wait for them to come and log onto the computer for me.

    For my second placement I will insist on being given full access so that I can see all student data, see what actions other teachers have put in place for students, I can be more proactive then.
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    (Original post by Itstough)
    I'm nearing my first placement, I will pass with a satisfactory (3) grade. Others on their placements do you have your own Sims or equivalent login? I never got given one, so access to student data/putting sanctions on/contacting parents etc I had to always ask other teachers to do things for me and I felt it inhibited my overall effectiveness. In addition, if the host teacher was late for me to do the register I had to wait for them to come and log onto the computer for me.

    For my second placement I will insist on being given full access so that I can see all student data, see what actions other teachers have put in place for students, I can be more proactive then.
    I didn't get my own login for SIMS on my first placement either, but one of the teachers gave me her username and password so I could log in and look at pupil data etc. without needing someone else to get it all for me.

    On my second placement the school literally only used it for morning and afternoon registration, plus termly data entry (anything else - eg: logging behaviour) was done on paper still! To phone a parent, you had to go to the school office and they got out a book of contact details!
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    (Original post by Itstough)
    I'm nearing my first placement, I will pass with a satisfactory (3) grade. Others on their placements do you have your own Sims or equivalent login? I never got given one, so access to student data/putting sanctions on/contacting parents etc I had to always ask other teachers to do things for me and I felt it inhibited my overall effectiveness. In addition, if the host teacher was late for me to do the register I had to wait for them to come and log onto the computer for me.

    For my second placement I will insist on being given full access so that I can see all student data, see what actions other teachers have put in place for students, I can be more proactive then.
    Nah I didn't get one. Very annoying for the same reasons as you've said. I've started doing paper registers and updating/handing in at reception later. I don't know why we don't get one seeing as other teachers are perfectly willing to let you on theirs.

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    So today is the first day ive not been able to teach due to sickness. Ive got this flu bug thing doing the rounds, dragged myself into school but then had to go dry wretch jnto the staff toilets at which point my mentor and i agreed i shouldnt have gone in this morning. Now lying in bed feeling really guilty for not being in!
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    About to have my last lesson with my year 7s. I started with them first, taught their entire module and they were absolutely amazing for my during my observations.

    I have sweets to say goodbye and I suspect I'm going to be an absolute mess at the end of the lesson
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    About to have my last lesson with my year 7s. I started with them first, taught their entire module and they were absolutely amazing for my during my observations.

    I have sweets to say goodbye and I suspect I'm going to be an absolute mess at the end of the lesson
    It's so emotional! Let us know how you got on.

    I am officially on holiday- half way through :dance:
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    (Original post by peony flowers)
    It's so emotional! Let us know how you got on.

    I am officially on holiday- half way through :dance:
    I was a nervous wreck. We used the superhero plenary and they loved it and then I handed them sweets as they left and had to fight back the tears.

    I then sat in with another year 7 group that I've been second teachering and that was a bit emotional too.

    And my year 11s this morning :')

    Anyway, all our teaching is done. The school now shuts down for teaching and now we just have progress day tomorrow and then christmas activities on Friday morning. Friday was apparently optional for trainees but I'm not missing Christmas jumper day, singing and the school's panto!
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    I got my uni observation tomorrow. Feeling a tad bit nervous. Also I got a chocolate and a card from my form group
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    I feel a bit weird for not getting emotional. I hate every single class I've had and I'll be glad to see the back of all of them!

    All my teaching is done now. Tomorrow is pshe day which is a doss to be honest haha. I'll miss certain members of staff but nothing else.

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    (Original post by Itstough)
    I'm nearing my first placement, I will pass with a satisfactory (3) grade. Others on their placements do you have your own Sims or equivalent login? I never got given one, so access to student data/putting sanctions on/contacting parents etc I had to always ask other teachers to do things for me and I felt it inhibited my overall effectiveness. In addition, if the host teacher was late for me to do the register I had to wait for them to come and log onto the computer for me.

    For my second placement I will insist on being given full access so that I can see all student data, see what actions other teachers have put in place for students, I can be more proactive then.
    I never got it, it was pretty standard not to on my course. We had all the necessary data available in paper format though, maybe its different for primary? You need to have folders with all the information ready for if Ofsted come in.

    Also at my uni you weren't allowed to do the register. You could call it but someone from the school had to actually mark it in, as they were still responsible for the children. Similar to how we weren't allowed to help children in the toilet.

    Xxx

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    I am finishing my year 6 placement tomorrow. Am so sad to be leaving! I love my school and class. Has been such an amazing experience! :-D
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    I can't believe the first placement is over. I'm so happy haha. It was my last day yesterday and it waz probably the happiest I've ever been there.

    My mentor came back from being off sick. She was annoyed about the criticism I got on Monday about my uni observation and progress so she sent my uni an email and re did all my forms and they are so much better now. I'm seeing my uni tutor today so hopefully we can have a more positive chat!

    Found out my next placement school and it looks amazing. A completely different type of school to the one I'm in now - in a good way. I'm looking forward to a fresh start.

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    It's my last day today. We progress day yesterday so that was exhausting. Today we're completely off timetable for mass and staff panto and various other Christmas activities. And we all get to wear our Christmas jumpers

    Anyone else have essays due straight after the new year? Was ready to collapse but then remember that I really need to work on essays and now I'm a bit freaked out that they expect anything coherent from us at this point.

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    I can't believe the first placement is over. I'm so happy haha. It was my last day yesterday and it waz probably the happiest I've ever been there.

    My mentor came back from being off sick. She was annoyed about the criticism I got on Monday about my uni observation and progress so she sent my uni an email and re did all my forms and they are so much better now. I'm seeing my uni tutor today so hopefully we can have a more positive chat!

    Found out my next placement school and it looks amazing. A completely different type of school to the one I'm in now - in a good way. I'm looking forward to a fresh start.

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    Oh that's brilliant! Yay for your mentor helping you out like that. You totally deserve a great next placement so I hope it works out well for you.

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    Just had my meeting at uni and I passed first placement with 'good' so I'm really over the moon about that. I'd be happy to pass the course with that let alone first placement.
    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    It's my last day today. We progress day yesterday so that was exhausting. Today we're completely off timetable for mass and staff panto and various other Christmas activities. And we all get to wear our Christmas jumpers

    Anyone else have essays due straight after the new year? Was ready to collapse but then remember that I really need to work on essays and now I'm a bit freaked out that they expect anything coherent from us at this point.



    Oh that's brilliant! Yay for your mentor helping you out like that. You totally deserve a great next placement so I hope it works out well for you.

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    Thanks enjoy your last day! Sounds fun. Yes essays are due but I think I'm gonna wait until after Christmas to do them.



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    I just discovered that there's an assignment due in after Christmas that was set when I was signed off the other week that no-one bothered telling me about and isn't mentioned in the list of assignment deadlines either; I've already fallen behind on my work due to illness. I only actually have a week to get all this done as I had already arranged to go down south from the 28th December to the 3rd January. There's another one due in February that I wouldn't actually be able to do properly as I would've been in my placement (which I was meant to have started in October!) less than a month. I'm sick of the lack of organisation of the course and I'm seriously considering dropping out as I honestly can't see myself completing it.
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    Got an essay due after xmas but i am crashing out for the next few days, essay be damned!
    Got a good for my first placement which im really chuffed about woop
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    Ugh. Got an essay back today and failed it. It didn't count so it's not the end of work though. Just annoying more than anything!

    Does anyone know what happens if you fail an assignment that does count towards the course?

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    Happy Christmas holidays 🎄
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    (Original post by gemmam)
    I just discovered that there's an assignment due in after Christmas that was set when I was signed off the other week that no-one bothered telling me about and isn't mentioned in the list of assignment deadlines either; I've already fallen behind on my work due to illness. I only actually have a week to get all this done as I had already arranged to go down south from the 28th December to the 3rd January. There's another one due in February that I wouldn't actually be able to do properly as I would've been in my placement (which I was meant to have started in October!) less than a month. I'm sick of the lack of organisation of the course and I'm seriously considering dropping out as I honestly can't see myself completing it.
    If it makes you feel better I have got 3 assignments due first week of January.

    It can be done. If you didn't quit the course yet( it's already Xmas) then you have what it takes to finish the course.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Ugh. Got an essay back today and failed it. It didn't count so it's not the end of work though. Just annoying more than anything!

    Does anyone know what happens if you fail an assignment that does count towards the course?

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    On my course you could still obtain QTS whilst failing the academic side of the course.


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