(Original post by alina_5015)
I am currently doing the SAS scheme and I am really afraid of writing the portfolio. Can anybody help me with that please? Or maybe tell me where can I find an example... I would really much appreaciate it,thank you.
The portfolio is a formality. Do not waste more effort or time than is necessary on it, and do not
about! Your university should have told you how to fill it in, but if they have not then the formula is simple. Reword the QTS standard (the core goal or question should be include a QTS number) and link it to some experience you had on your placement. It is the most boring and formulaic waste of time imaginable, but it is necessary in order to get paid.
One of the things I had to submit looked like:
Core goal (e.g. engaging with young people's learning) - related QTS standards (e.g. Q4 and Q27)
Then there was a small description about the core goal, and I then had to write something about the core goal and how I essentially completed it in: training, observation, experience, and 'task completion'. Basically, did I learn anything in the training days about how to engage with young people, did I observe anything on placement about..., did I experience anything on placement about..., and then a sort of mini-reflection about engaging with young people's learning.
So long as you have not sat in a corner for three weeks, speaking to no one on your placement then you will have more than enough to talk about. I actually found finding information out about the school and all the diversity nonsense which they were clearly not going to tell us themselves the hardest part.