When trainees are on professional placement they will need to manage their time both in school and outside it efficiently. During an early mentor meeting help your trainee to plan where they will complete university tasks and agree a teaching timetable, a regular mentor meeting time and where to complete PPA. We also recommend that student teachers spend a percentage of the week undertaking professional development activities that are different from teaching their base class. So, if possible set out a range opportunities for them to gain wider experience across the school in advance.
We help to organise trainees before placement by advising them about time management and asking them to consider;
Time management when you're on your placement
Organise your time and commitments at home in advance of the placement
Organise your employment ensuring you notify your employer about placement dates.
Plan your time in school to make the most of opportunities
Get enough sleep
Organise opportunities to meet family and friends over the weekend
Prepare some plans in advance and ask for feedback