Fail on teaching component of PGCE - Need advice.Watch this thread
I only know of one classmate who is having interventions and may fail if they can't rectify a few standards... However it's been well known for a while and they have been getting support to raise the last few standards...
Unsure from your post how you got to such a drastic point, without some prior awareness of the looming situation?
I cannot really say other than let the uni deal with it, I'd suspect they would try and salvage someone at this late stage.
When you say terminate, they must have given cause? I would demand reasoning if it's so 'out the blue'.. did you do something you can't come back from? Conduct wise?
I gained two causes for concern at once. Filled with really minor things and it was not fair at all. My tutor said the issue was entangled with a problem i faced with my mentor a long time ago i know the mentor was not able to get over the issue concerning the company CEO disliking my mentor and the had a bad relationship i became caught in-between. The issue in fact is i think i could have been fine with everything my by own university tutor does not like me very much although i go out my way to please she i think it is a personal problem. I haven't had issues in any jobs before this in teaching jobs and no problems with tutors before. This qualification was what really mattered to me and i seem to have had bad luck and got into unfortunate circumstance.
It sounds to me like your school has been extremely unfair to you. If they hadn't previously mentioned that they had concerns it seems likely that they didn't follow the procedure in which case an appeal might be successful. I would check what the procedure for failing students is, it should be on their website and/or in the student handbook.
It might be very expensive to get help from an academic solicitor. The ones I contacted said it would be nearly £200 for an initial meeting. The student union might be able to help though unfortunately mine weren't very helpful.
Unfortunately if you fail to meet your mentor's expectations RE the teaching standards, you may get a PGCE, but you will NOT be able to progress on to an NQT year and will not become a teacher in any state school.
If you're having issues with your university tutor and your mentor, perhaps you could consider keeping records of specific issues (a diary). You may need to present these at some point. You could also register your issues with your mentor at the university and see if you could get someone else to visit you on placement (and assess your progress). Good luck!
I was told behaviour management and subject knowledge had gaps in. Colleagues on my course I spoken too. Asked what they have been doing. I have been doing everything-verbal praise, stickers, house points etc.
Lesson plans-reading on subjects before I plan. Making it engaging.
I feel my confidence has been knocked out by this mentor. She told me I have passed students before and telling the uni tutors this too. Well not doing a good job as at one point she said" I do not know how to help you."
Another student is in the same school-she has a class teacher and NQT. Her teacher is supportive and positive about feedback. She got most passes. I have seen her teach, I do the same things she does.
Mine was a constant this is not right. I take constructive feedback well. As I took it on board. When I failed the mentor said I did say this week4-5 you are a cause for concern. I know and took all the feedback she gave me and did things differently, improved. Not feedback of progress. She seemed fed up with me. I felt I was more professional than she was.
The tutors observed me from uni, they said we listened to your mentor and not met all the teacher standards. They said I have 3 options-
1) withdraw from the course
2) withdraw temporarily and come back next year with some more experience in school.
3) Retake the first placement, however if you fail thats it no more retakes