Teacher training placement issue Watch
I am doing an SCITT/ PGCE. I applied for textiles food technology, but I want to become a textiles teacher. I have been placed in a school which does not do textiles. I have been given a mentor who does design technology wood work. The provider made it very clear that they struggled to find any placement whatsoever (I was placed at the start of the summer holidays after nagging the provider repeatedly) and have clearly just shoved me in wherever they could because the staff at the school said they short staffed and desperate. I do not have a clue about the curriculum and the teacher said I can make wooden objects along with each class and see if I can pick it up but I want to learn to teach textiles not make jewellery boxes with year nine. My concern is I paid 9000 pounds to learn to teach textiles and now it will not happen. I am not getting what I am paying for. My training provider gives the impression of thinking creative subjects are interchangeable. Have any of you applied to do a particular subject and placed in a school where you are doing a totally different subject?