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    (Original post by xjay1234)
    We are in the HUB school in a few weeks - cos we will be in our school placement FT but PS will continue after x-mas (don't worry we have been crammed with reflection etc etc etc)
    Are you at Roehampton by any chance?
    If so PS does continue, just held in the Hub schools instead of at uni ... which hopefully is going to be better!

    Enjoyed the fist two weeks on the whole, but just want to get into school now!
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    Yep.

    Yes, on the academic timetable I see we are in our HUB school twice, till the end of this calendar year.

    School will come, soon enough, don't worry.

    Meantime, get as much reading done, as possible, because once we are in our placement school, full time, time will be few and far between.

    Going to get on with my reading, now...................

    (Original post by magic_box)
    Are you at Roehampton by any chance?
    If so PS does continue, just held in the Hub schools instead of at uni ... which hopefully is going to be better!

    Enjoyed the fist two weeks on the whole, but just want to get into school now!
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    Spent today in a primary school and it 100% confirmed to me I've made the right choice with secondary. There's only so much phonics I can take before I crack I think!
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    (Original post by magic_box)
    Spent today in a primary school and it 100% confirmed to me I've made the right choice with secondary. There's only so much phonics I can take before I crack I think!
    I have to do a week in KS3 in January and I'm sure I'll feel the same about secondary! I'm dreading it already- I definitely don't have the patience for dealing with teenagers.
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    (Original post by JoannaMilano)
    I have to do a week in KS3 in January and I'm sure I'll feel the same about secondary! I'm dreading it already- I definitely don't have the patience for dealing with teenagers.
    Oh gosh, there's no way I could handle a week! I only have to do one day in KS3 in April and I'm dreading even that!
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    (Original post by xjosielr)
    Oh gosh, there's no way I could handle a week! I only have to do one day in KS3 in April and I'm dreading even that!
    For my specialism I'm doing 4 weeks in a secondary school after Feb half-term! And we'll need to arrange that ourselves.
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    What does everyone wear on the uni days? Does every dress like they do at undergrad or is it more professional? Don't want to overdo it on my first uni day :hat:
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    (Original post by S27)
    What does everyone wear on the uni days? Does every dress like they do at undergrad or is it more professional? Don't want to overdo it on my first uni day :hat:
    Totally casual - anything you want. One guy came in a suit and looked weird :lol: .
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    (Original post by S27)
    What does everyone wear on the uni days? Does every dress like they do at undergrad or is it more professional? Don't want to overdo it on my first uni day :hat:
    I usually wore joggers/jeans/casual
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Totally casual - anything you want. One guy came in a suit and looked weird :lol: .
    (Original post by Samus2)
    I usually wore joggers/jeans/casual
    Ah thank you so much. I was worried about wearing trainers but it sounds fine. lmao at the guy in the suit, I wasn't going to go that far, maybe just chinos and a nice shirt.
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    (Original post by S27)
    What does everyone wear on the uni days? Does every dress like they do at undergrad or is it more professional? Don't want to overdo it on my first uni day :hat:
    You start off fairly lovely and then bit by bit it becomes an achievement to be wearing something without coffee on it. And then everyone stops wearing make up. And then it turns into almost clean tshirt and jeans day. And by the end if you're wearing clothes in a vaguely correct sort of way then that is an achievement.
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    How the hell am I supposed to organise this damn file?

    I have been absolutely loving my little bubble at uni and on Monday I start my first placement aaarrrrggghhhhh... I know it will all work out fine but I had hoped to have this file ready to go by then.
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    (Original post by S27)
    What does everyone wear on the uni days? Does every dress like they do at undergrad or is it more professional? Don't want to overdo it on my first uni day :hat:
    It's entirely casual, and defintiely as the year wears on those who have had particularly horrible weeks will be lucky to even be wearing matching shoes XD

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    How the hell am I supposed to organise this damn file?

    I have been absolutely loving my little bubble at uni and on Monday I start my first placement aaarrrrggghhhhh... I know it will all work out fine but I had hoped to have this file ready to go by then.
    Every provider is different, but here's what I did (IoE Physics with Maths):

    * Have a separate folder for each class you teach. Stick a seating plan on the back and take it to every lesson. Inside, print off every lesson plan as you write it, along with the resources. (This means everything is easy to find, you never walk into a lesson without resources, you can check their names discretely, and come the end of the year any evidence they request can instantly be retrieved).
    * A folder for general professional studies - lectures you have at university and any you have at school not directly related to your subject.
    * A folder for subject university work - generally split into evidence that I had worked on subject knowledge (notes, past papers etc.) and readings I had completed and annotated (this was helpful with my essays, more than for evidence).
    * A good teachers planner, to make notes and keep with you at all times.
    * My university gave me a folder for my observations and a set of the teacher's standards to highlight as I met them, if you don't have this another folder is probably worthwhile.

    But there are loads of ways to do it. and right now it's probably best just to follow whatever guidelines the universit have given you. I would heartily recommend the separate folder for each class, though - it was so useful I made them for this year (NQT year) too.
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    (Original post by redmel1621)
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    How the hell am I supposed to organise this damn file?

    I have been absolutely loving my little bubble at uni and on Monday I start my first placement aaarrrrggghhhhh... I know it will all work out fine but I had hoped to have this file ready to go by then.
    I think you mean fileS! Get them sorted now while life is easy - i had a lever arch for each class with every lesson plan, resources and evals. 1 x file for data, seating plans. 1 for subject knowledge, 1 for professional studies, 1 for every thing else (assignments, extra curricular, reflective journal, annotated school policied, inset). 12 lever arches altogether, for school direct.
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    (Original post by Bobble1987)
    I think you mean fileS! Get them sorted now while life is easy - i had a lever arch for each class with every lesson plan, resources and evals. 1 x file for data, seating plans. 1 for subject knowledge, 1 for professional studies, 1 for every thing else (assignments, extra curricular, reflective journal, annotated school policied, inset). 12 lever arches altogether, for school direct.
    And one of those small suitcases on wheels...
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    (Original post by hana&feather)
    For my specialism I'm doing 4 weeks in a secondary school after Feb half-term! And we'll need to arrange that ourselves.
    Good luck with that, I don't envy you.

    We have to organise this one week placement ourselves, and I have no idea how to do it. I'm thinking of waiting until I know my first primary placement, and finding a secondary school in the same area. We know which borough we're in, but not the school yet. At least if I know I'm in Town X, I can target my search a bit better and tailor a request letter rather than doing a scattershot approach.

    Three weeks until our first placement, and I have no idea where it is. The borough we're in is...challenging, apparently. And it makes a big difference to travel time whether we're in the 'hub' town or a smaller one...eep.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    And one of those small suitcases on wheels...
    I had somebody mock my little suitcase with wheels until I opened it up and out burst 60 perfectly marked exercise books :love:
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I had somebody mock my little suitcase with wheels until I opened it up and out burst 60 perfectly marked exercise books :love:
    Let no one mock the little suitcase on wheels...
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    Did all of you find out about your bursary before you started, I start next week and ive not heard anything past i may be eligible If i can't get a bursary I'm not sure how i can pay to live without it. This is FE btw
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    I had one teaching file per placement divided into classes. My university didn't require our teaching files as part of our assessment.
    I say teaching files, I didn't actually have anything in them: found it a waste of time tbh
 
 
 
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