(Original post by saf28)
Well I used to go 1 day a week but from next week I will start going twice a week. I have passed my first assignment.
Being a volunteer/ student and studying from home I will be relying on my supervisor/ the classroom teacher for quiet afew observation reports and witness statements. usually when you study through college your tutor will come out witnesses you doing tasks and sign off but in this case I am relying on the classroom teacher. I have found due to me being a volunteer I don’t get many task signed to me as end of the day I’m not school employee.
How many assignments have you completed?
Thank you for your response!
I wish you well with your assignments and placement!
I have not yet submitted my first assignment, but have started working on it. Officially my course doesn’t start until February half term, but I’m hoping to get ahead of time a little bit.
The way my course is run means it’s all assignments and workplace assessments and professional discussions done by the tutor- the teacher I’ll be working with won’t have to fill in a single form. I think there will be about 8 - 10 assessments by the tutor over the year, and one written assignment every month.
At the moment I have been given responsibility for one display board in the classroom, helping with the snack prep, and I do the weekly library book exchange with the kids every Monday time willing. I look after half the class outside playing on bikes while the teaching assistant does the PSHE lesson more focused with the other half, whilst the teacher is away doing planning work as she’s given time in the week to do this. I also work with the children on some maths activities and complete assessments of their learning. I’m am really enjoying it and find it is a good amount of responsibility, but I just find it hard to stay organised in such a hectic, busy environment!! I think I’ll need a little more responsibility to pass some of my optional units but I’m feeling happier that this will be possible at the right time as I briefly talked about it with the TA I support.
I didn’t think I had much responsibility, but looking at it, I have some more than I originally thought!! What do you regularly help with? Could you ask to gradually increase some areas as time goes on?