On this page, you will find the most up to date policies, guidance and forms relating to the Primary Partnership.

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Forms for Placement / Schools (Word Versions)

Effective Target Setting

Cumbria Teacher of Reading

Policies and Guidance

Placement Dates and Payment Amounts

Mentor Training

Forms for Placements/Schools (Word versions)

Mentor / Partnership Link Completion

Student Completion

Download SPAR Front Cover

Download Pre Placement Checklist

Download Trainee Development Targets

Download Attendance Form

Download Curriculum Coverage

Download EYFS Curriculum Coverage

Download Lesson Observation Pro Forma

Download The Planning Process – Primary Students

Download The Planning Process – Early Years Students

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Early Years Learning and Teaching - Retrospective Record

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Learning Plan for a Single Lesson or Activity

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Sequence Learning Plan

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Class Data Summary Sheet

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Class Progress Tracking Form

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Group Progress Tracking Form

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Progress Reflection Log

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Focussed Pupil Progress Review Form

Now part of the TPP Guide: Download Pupil Profile

Download Trainee Observing Teacher Form

Download Weekly Review Form

Download Additional Experiences Record

 

Alternatively, click here to download all forms (.Zip folder)

Quality Assurance Recording

Effective Target Setting for ITE Trainees

Effective Target Setting for ITE Trainees

Central to our trainees’ progress and success is their achievement of developmental targets. It is important that targets specifically address improving the quality of the trainees’ teaching and pupils’ learning over time.

Effective Target Setting for ITE Document

Effective Target Setting Video

Cumbria Teacher of Reading 2017/18

Cumbria Teacher of Reading 2017/18

Policies and guidance

Placement and Travel Policy

Please visit our Placement and Travel Policy page for more information.

Placement Briefings and Support Sessions

A navigable document containing formal student briefings for Beginning, Developing and Extending placements with nine additional support sessions offering useful pedagogical advice for placement.

Placement Briefings and Support Sessions 2017/18

 

DBS and Safeguarding

Please also note that we will send you all DBS numbers via a secure email before the commencement of a student's placement. This can then be added to your Single Central Record.

Partnership Agreement

Read our Partnership Agreement for information on becoming one of our education partners.

Placement Handbook

This handbook serves as a reference document to support school placements for all QTS primary courses in the university. It contains generic guidance for placement activities and requirements. The handbook should be used in conjunction with the specific supplements for Beginning, Developing and Extending phases (which provide placement-specific information), and the Red Book, which provides placement assessment guidance and support.

Download the Handbook

SPAR - Student Progress Assessment Record

Students – this is your record.

This record comprises all of the documentation that is completed during the placement phase of initial teacher education. The record belongs to the student teacher and, for the duration of the placement, should be kept in the front of the student’s file for the student, associate tutor and partnership tutor to refer to and use as relevant. Original versions of all of the forms in the record should be returned to it so that the student retains a comprehensive record of their ‘assessed journey’ whilst on placement.

Download the Student Placement Assessment Record guidance.

Please do not use this for submission of individual electronic forms- see Forms for placements/schools section above.

Supplements

A summary of key expectations of each placement phase; Roles and responsibilities; Timing and submission of summative assessments; Week at a glance guide:

The Common Assessment Framework

Guidance for Planning for Learning and Tracking Pupil Progress

Cause for Concern and Moving to Good or Better

Confidentiality Statement

Statement regarding the confidentiality of material and information gathered and/or used by Institute of Education students whilst engaged in placement learning.

For attention:

  • students following programmes with placement learning
  • placement providers for such programmes
  • tutors on such programmes

It is understandably and rightly the case that students engaged in professional placements as a part of Institute of Education programmes (eg. ITE and Teaching Assistant programmes) will need to collect material that might be categorised as specific to individuals or relating to the activities of identifiable organisations and workplaces.  Such organisations and workplaces might typically include early-years settings, schools, colleges and other educational settings.

For students in the Institute of Education it is expressly the case that materials such as class lists, case notes on pupils, pupil case study notes and similar information should not leave the school premises or be copied without the formal agreement of the professional managing the placement (in any case of uncertainty, the headteacher/ setting manager) – and only then if the student can guarantee security of the information and its ultimate return or destruction.

Work produced by learners in schools etc, may be incorporated in professional files and assignments only with the express permission of the placement setting and students must ensure the security of such material at all times.

Where a student needs to cite or refer to individuals or to the activities of organisations and workplaces in academic work, the student must anonymise references or seek the written permission of the relevant headteacher/ setting manager as appropriate.

By entering into partnership with the university, placement providers recognise the need for students to professionally engage with material that might be categorised as specific to individuals or relating to the activities of identifiable organisations and workplaces.  This is often essential to enable appropriate training and assessment to take place.  Placement providers have the right to expect that such material is kept secure and that only the student and those professionally engaged in the student’s training and assessment (eg. tutors and External Assessors / Examiners) will have sight of it.  At all occasions such material / information will be kept secure and will ultimately be returned to the placement setting or destroyed.

Termination of Placement

Placement Dates and Payment Amounts 2017 - 2018

3 Year Primary QTS 2017 - 18

Year 1 Beginning Placement

2 week placement: Dates: 20th November - 1st December, 2017

Payment Amount £80 per student

7 week placement: Dates 8th May - 28th June, 2018

Payment Amount £280 per student

Year 2 Developing Placement

6 week placement. Prep Days: 5th - 9th February; Block Placement: 19th February - 23rd March, 2018*.

Payment Amount £240 per student

*In the event half term falls week commencing 19th February, the block placement can start on 12th February, 2018

Year 3 Extending Placement

10 week placement. Prep Days: 19th - 23rd March; Block Placement: 16th April - 22nd June, 2018

Payment Amount £400 per student

4 Year Primary (SEN Specialists) QTS 2017 -18

Year 1 Beginning Placement

3 week placement. Dates: 13th November - 1st December, 2017

Payment amount £120 per student

6 week placement. Dates: 14th May - 28th June, 2018*

Payment amount £240 per student

* In the event of a school having a 2 week half term, placement will end 5th July, 2018

Year 2 Developing Placement

7 week placement. Prep Days: 23rd - 27th April: Block Placement: 30th April - 15th June, 2018* 

Payment amount £280 per student. 

* In the event of a school having a 2 week half term, placement will end 22nd June, 2018

Year 3 Developing Placement

6 week placement. Prep Days: 8th - 12th January; Block Placement: 15th Januray - 23rd February, 2018*

Payment amount £240 per student

* In the event that a schools half term falls week commencing 19th February, block placement will finish 16th February, 2018

Year 4 Extending Placmement

10 week placement. Prep Days: 8th - 12th January; Block Placement: 15th January - 23rd March, 2018

Payment amount £400 per student

PGCE Primary 2017 -18

Beginning Placement:

5 week placement - Prep Days: 18th - 20th October Block Placement: 30th October - 24th November, 2017*

Payment amount £200 per student

* In the event school half term falls week commencing 30th October, block placement will start 23rd October, 2017

Developing Placement:

6 Week Placement - Prep Days: 15th - 17th January; Block Placement: 22nd January - 2nd March, 2018

Payment amount £240 per student

Extending Placement:

10 week placement - Prep Days: 23rd - 27th April; Block Placement: 30th April - 6th July, 2018

Payment amount £400 per student

Mentor Training

There are three versions of our Mentor Training Provision:

  1. Initial Mentor Training - full day (or equivalent) for new mentors
  2. Update Mentor Training - for trained mentors with three or more years’ experience
  3. Online version of our Update Mentor Training for trained mentors with three or more years’ experience.

Details of all the university’s training, including online update, can be found in the Mentor Training Booklet 17-18

Dates and a booking form for university-based sessions can be found Here.

If you would like to discuss local training, please contact your Professional Partnership Tutor (PPT) or Linda Muir (Primary Mentor Training Administrator) on 01524 385697 or linda.muir@cumbria.ac.uk.

University of Cumbria
Placement Unit
Bowerham Road
Lancaster
LA1 3JD

MENTOR QUALIFICATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA

Based on the DFE’s National Standards for school-based Initial Teacher Training Mentors the University of Cumbria are offering two levels of Qualification - Qualified Mentor Status (QMS) and Qualified Lead Mentor Status (QLMS). Further details can be obtained Here.