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    Sorry you didn't get the job ParadoxSocks. It is all good experience and I'm sure you will get something eventually. I too am wondering how long we have until we have to freak out but I think a good month yet? :lol:
    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I think I knew who the job was for and what sort of day it was when I walked in. Just happy to have enjoyed the experience and to know I'm capable of completing a good interview and pupil panel. At what point are we supposed to freak out about not having a job?

    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Oh, ages away yet. The summer term is yours alone anyway, since anyone who is currently in a job has to give so much notice that they pretty much can't move.
    Are they likely to tell you if you are going to speak to a pupil panel as opposed to a general panel? I have to give a presentation on the needs of sixth form students to a panel. That's all it says. What confuses me is that this is going on at the same time as the lesson but in a rota, so if the key players are observing lessons, who is the panel?
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Are they likely to tell you if you are going to speak to a pupil panel as opposed to a general panel? I have to give a presentation on the needs of sixth form students to a panel. That's all it says. What confuses me is that this is going on at the same time as the lesson but in a rota, so if the key players are observing lessons, who is the panel?
    I'd say it's unlikely that they'd involve the kids for an NQT job. There are lots of people involved in an interview - head of department for observation, head for interviewing, or deputy head if the head's too busy, a governor, head of sixth if it's a pastoral job, the class teacher to sit in on observations etc. The people involved will pool their findings at the end.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Sorry you didn't get the job ParadoxSocks. It is all good experience and I'm sure you will get something eventually. I too am wondering how long we have until we have to freak out but I think a good month yet? :lol:





    Are they likely to tell you if you are going to speak to a pupil panel as opposed to a general panel? I have to give a presentation on the needs of sixth form students to a panel. That's all it says. What confuses me is that this is going on at the same time as the lesson but in a rota, so if the key players are observing lessons, who is the panel?
    I really enjoyed it and got really good in-depth feedback so that's good. Main things are voice (my natural accent which is a bit droney comes out of I'm nervous) and a slightly better understanding of ks5 specs - I know the general stuff and can teach it but it'd be helpful to be able to say that I'd be good at particular units. I teach btec, c-tech and a level so it's really hard to remember which units belong to who when I'm under pressure.

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    (Original post by Rachel1984)
    Hi, I will be starting my School Direct in September & have been following this thread with interest! I'm just trying to sort out my finances & decide when to finish work, would anyone be able to advise on when we should receive our first instalment from the SLC / our bursary? Is the payment split into 10 instalments from beginning of Oct with last payment the beginning of July?
    Hi hun, I too am starting SD in sept.
    I have had my student finance confirmed and I get my maintenanve grant and maintenance loan (neither of which I expected to get) paid in 3 equal installments.
    1st Sep
    5th Jan
    11th April

    On top, my bursary is paid in 10 installments as you suggested, from October - July.

    I suggest completing your SF application and you will know for sure what you are entitled to.
    Good luck x


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    (Original post by Rachel1984)
    Hi, I will be starting my School Direct in September & have been following this thread with interest! I'm just trying to sort out my finances & decide when to finish work, would anyone be able to advise on when we should receive our first instalment from the SLC / our bursary? Is the payment split into 10 instalments from beginning of Oct with last payment the beginning of July?
    We had the option to choose ten or nine payments both starting in mid October. Certainly you'll need a bit to get your through those first months.

    Xxx

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    Hey! Being people who are on a School's Direct programme- I am starting mine in September, and I was wondering how things go in terms of funding. I'm on a non-salaried programme for Secondary PE. I am aware i'm not eligible for any grants, however, is funding from SFE the same as it was in undergrad study? In terms of maintenance loans and grants etc? How have you all funded your School's Direct programmes? I am living away from home so worried about finance!!

    Any help would be massively appreciated!
    Thank you
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    Question: do you have to display lesson objectives for an interview lesson? Sounds like a stupid question but I never do at the moment because my mentor and I both hate them, but don't know if it is the done thing?
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    I would. It is expected that every lesson has learning intentions.


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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Question: do you have to display lesson objectives for an interview lesson? Sounds like a stupid question but I never do at the moment because my mentor and I both hate them, but don't know if it is the done thing?
    Depends on the school - for both my interview lessons I didn't use a powerpoint and explained what the title was and why we had that title/what we would be working towards.
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    (Original post by chloedoble)
    Hey! Being people who are on a School's Direct programme- I am starting mine in September, and I was wondering how things go in terms of funding. I'm on a non-salaried programme for Secondary PE. I am aware i'm not eligible for any grants, however, is funding from SFE the same as it was in undergrad study? In terms of maintenance loans and grants etc? How have you all funded your School's Direct programmes? I am living away from home so worried about finance!!

    Any help would be massively appreciated!
    Thank you
    Student finance works in the same way
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I'd say it's unlikely that they'd involve the kids for an NQT job.
    'Safer recruitment' requires a student panel as part of any interview. Supposedly you can spot those with predatory tendencies by simply watching them interact with the students for a few minutes.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    'Safer recruitment' requires a student panel as part of any interview. Supposedly you can spot those with predatory tendencies by simply watching them interact with the students for a few minutes.
    Really? Is that a state school thing? Not heard of it, nor has Spouse, who is a state school teacher. Is it not covered by watching them teach? Bonkers.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Really? Is that a state school thing? Not heard of it, nor has Spouse, who is a state school teacher. Is it not covered by watching them teach? Bonkers.
    On any interview panel there should be someone who is trained in 'safer recruitment'. The previous national course has recently been replaced by one from the NSPCC but the pupil panel thing appears in that one too. Interaction in a panel interview may be different from a lesson.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Question: do you have to display lesson objectives for an interview lesson? Sounds like a stupid question but I never do at the moment because my mentor and I both hate them, but don't know if it is the done thing?
    I would, and return to them at the end to check them off and show pupils have made progress towards them.

    I have previously had a few mini objectives so that if I've not got through all of them (due to interview lessons being really short and time management being tricky due to the unknown) I can show we've met the first ones even if we haven't met all of them (so they can't say the lesson was a failure as it didn't meet the objective it set out to).
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    On any interview panel there should be someone who is trained in 'safer recruitment'. The previous national course has recently been replaced by one from the NSPCC but the pupil panel thing appears in that one too. Interaction in a panel interview may be different from a lesson.
    Well, our folks are stuffed to the gills with safeguarding to the point where teaching seems almost a minor issue, but clearly we aren't obeying the law on this and neither is Spouse.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Well, our folks are stuffed to the gills with safeguarding to the point where teaching seems almost a minor issue, but clearly we aren't obeying the law on this and neither is Spouse.
    It isn't the law - it is advice but Ofsted would expect to see it in a safeguarding policy.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    It isn't the law - it is advice but Ofsted would expect to see it in a safeguarding policy.
    Well, not my problem, fortunately! Yay!
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    I'm due to start taking my mentor's year 10 class tomorrow...would it be frowned upon for me to email her and ask if I can start next week? I literally don't think there is enough time tonight for me to plan the lesson as I've been planning my interview lesson. I guess it depends on your mentor. I just don't think I'm going to be able to plan it, so if I do teach it it will be me making it up on the spot.

    What would your mentors be like if you asked that?
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    Depends on the school - for both my interview lessons I didn't use a powerpoint and explained what the title was and why we had that title/what we would be working towards.

    (Original post by myrtille)
    I would, and return to them at the end to check them off and show pupils have made progress towards them.

    I have previously had a few mini objectives so that if I've not got through all of them (due to interview lessons being really short and time management being tricky due to the unknown) I can show we've met the first ones even if we haven't met all of them (so they can't say the lesson was a failure as it didn't meet the objective it set out to).
    Thanks for the replies. I will put some down then. Better safe than sorry.
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    I observed a lesson today as a training activity and was given the grading criteria for good and outstanding etc. One of the criteria for 'inadequate' was 'learning objectives are not on display'. I don't like them either and I certainly don't like that silly grading system but you may as well not risk it!
 
 
 
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